Cellular & Molecular Pathology
Many CMP faculty work on problems of Regenerative Medicine together with colleagues from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine together with colleagues from the McGowan Institute for Regerative Medicine (MIRM) and the Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration (CVRR). Areas of interest include tissue regeneration (liver and kidney), wound healing, cell-cell/cell-ECM interactions with growth factors in whole organ structure (espically liver, lunch, and brain), as well as the organ vasculature. In conjunction with CMP, the Pathology department houses two NIH-funded training programs related to these two areas of study. As their names indicate, the CATER program centers on Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, often using a "stem" cell approach, while the Angiopathy Training Program (ATP) focuses upon relationships between organ disease and vasculature dysfunction.