Karen Hirschi

Hirschi, Karen Kemper

Primary Appointment

Professor, Cell Biology


  • BS, Nutritional Biochemistry, Penn State University
  • PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Arizona
  • Postdoc Fellow, Cell Biology, University of Arizona
  • Postdoc Fellow, Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School

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Research Disciplines

Cell and Developmental Biology, Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration

Research Interests

Understanding Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Blood Vessel Formation

Research Description

Our laboratory is specifically interested in the regulation of vascular cell commitment, differentiation and cell cycle progression, and defining signaling pathways that modulate these processes. We also aim to understand how some vascular cells acquire specialized functions, such as the generation and/or maintenance of multi-lineage stem/progenitor cells.

Selected Publications