Kent-Guo-Wang Lab

About Dr. Kent's Research

Dr. Kent’s research efforts have been focused on the (1) basic, (2) translational, and (3) clinical outcome studies of peripheral arterial diseases (PADs).

He has led a multidisciplinary group that has been investigating novel molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiologies of smooth muscle and endothelial cells in PAD models such as restenosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and also developing innovative nanoplatforms for targeted drug delivery. Additionally, his clinical research team has been committed to studying surgical outcomes as well as improving patient satisfaction and well-being, which has tremendously helped shape the current guidelines of PAD management. We tackle vascular diseases via mechanistic investigation followed by translational studies.

About Dr. Guo's Research

The Guo lab research focuses on targeting epigenetic mechanisms to counter aberrant cell behaviors in pathological processes. Together with collaborators, we are also pursuing innovative ways to deliver therapeutic agents in preclinical models to treat vascular diseases ranging from stenosis to aneurysm. Main research topics: Epigenetic readers, cell state transitions, neointimal hyperplasia, retinal degeneration and protection, sigma receptors, precision delivery with nanoplatforms.

About Dr. Wang's Research

Dr. Wang’s group focuses on mechanistic and translational research in peripheral vascular diseases, including restenosis, aneurysm, and thrombosis. We are specialized in combining nanomedicine, cellular/molecular biology, gut microbiome, and experimental animal models to achieve a better understanding of innovative therapies for peripheral vascular diseases.

Our Team

Craig Kent, MD, Professor

Lian-Wang Guo, PhD, Professor

Bowen Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor

Jing Li, Research Scientist

Li Yin, MD, Research Associate

Runze Tang, Research Associate

Zain Husain Islam, Lab Tech