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The primary research goal of Tongrong He, M.D., Ph.D., is to understand the mechanisms underlying vascular injury and repair and to develop novel approaches for treatment of vascular diseases. Dr. He's research interest is focused on the role of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases and therapeutic application of EPCs in vascular injury.
Dr. He is specifically interested in molecular mechanisms of the regenerative function of EPCs, and how aging and diabetes mellitus affect the capacity of EPCs to repair vascular injury. In addition, her research focuses on the roles of cerebral vascular impairment in the cognitive dysfunction during diabetes mellitus and potential therapeutic value of EPCs in vascular dementia.
Vascular disease is a high-prevalence complication in patients with diabetes mellitus. It is also increasingly recognized that diabetes mellitus-related cognitive dysfunction is associated with cerebral vascular damage. It is important to understand that brain vasculatures could be a therapeutic target for improvement of brain cognitive function. Dr. He's research is aimed at developing novel therapeutic strategies that target cerebral microvascular defects in subjects with diabetes mellitus.
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