McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Wendy M. Mars, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) Graduate Program, and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member David Vorp, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery and Director of the Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration (CVRR), were recently awarded a T32 for their newly created Angiopathy Training Program (ATP). The ATP is a cross campus training program for pre-doctoral students that is designed to bring together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines who have an interest in studying diverse aspects of the vasculature, while enlarging their exposure to various aspects of pathology. Students who have completed 1 year of graduate training are eligible for funding.
An important facet of the ATP is its focus on studying the vasculature through imaging. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Donna Stolz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cellular Biology and Physiology and Associate Director of the Center for Biologic Imaging, is the ATP Director responsible for oversight of the imaging aspects of the training program. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Alan Wells, MD, DMSci, Professor and Vice-chair of Pathology and Director of the graduate Program for Integrative Molecular Biology (PIMB), serves as the ATP Director responsible for oversight regarding the study of pathology. In addition to their roles as T32 PIs, Dr. Mars serves as the Director in charge of graduate education with Dr. Vorp charged as the Director with oversight for vascular training. In total, 17 faculty members from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine currently also serve as ATP training faculty.