At the Cutting Edge of Cardiovascular Sciences: Molecular Regulation in Arterial Venous Programming and Arteriovenous Malformation

Arteriovenous Malformation can cause stroke & disfigurement and is difficult to manage surgically. Dr. Wang’s research studies the molecular control of angiogenesis, currently focused on the functions of Notch pathways in arterial venous specification, leading to malformation.

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Houston Methodist Hospital


John Cooke, MD, PhD

John Cooke, MD, PhD

Joseph C. "Rusty" and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration
Houston Methodist Research Institute

Dr. John P. Cooke is the Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration, and Medical Director of the RNA Therapeutics Program in the ...

Li Lai, PhD

Li Lai, PhD

Assistant Professor and Research Scientist, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Center for Vascular Regeneration
Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist

Assistant Research Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Academic InstituteAssistant Research Member, Research InstituteHouston MethodistWeill Cornell Medical College

Rong Wang, PhD

Rong Wang, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,
Mildred V. Strouss Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery,
Director, Laboratory for Accelerated Vascular Research,
University of California, San Francisco

Rong Wang, Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Wang Lab. Previously, Dr. Wang had the distinction of being a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Michael Bishop, MD, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Chancellor ...