Kathleen Barrett Müller
New York, NY
MD, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Iris Jaffe, MD, PhD, Adviser
Pathologic blood vessel response to vascular injury has been shown to be attenuated by exposure to estrogen and exacerbated by exposure to aldosterone. These two steroid hormones share some common signaling pathways and exert opposite effects on vascular smooth muscle (VSMCs) cells following injury. My thesis research focused on understanding the ways by which aldosterone may interfere with estrogen’s anti-migratory effects on VSMCs.
I am now completing the fourth year of medical school.