Our laboratory is primarily interested in the clinical expression and molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm. Aneurysm represents the anatomic expression of aortic organ failure with dilation and eventual tear; an event termed “dissection” associated with high mortality. In our research we use human and murine genetics as well as animal modeling to investigate the etiology and pathologic progression of inherited and sporadic aortic disease. Through our findings we hope to discover better diagnostics and novel therapies for patients with aneurysmal conditions.
Mark Lindsay Laboratory