Karen Hirschi

Hirschi, Karen Kemper

Primary Appointment

Professor, Cell Biology


  • PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Arizona

Contact Information

Email: kkh4yy@virginia.edu
Website: https://www.hirschilabuva.com

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