The research lab of Matthias Clauss, PhD, is focused on vascular function and repair, which are involved in many diseases, in particular in those of the cardiopulmonary system. The research program in this lab is concerned with the mechanisms of vascular endothelial cell activation and aims to identify the links between aging, chronic inflammation and infection in blood vessel function and repair. A specific focus is on the regulation of proangiogenic endothelial progenitor cells (ECFC) and anti-angiogenic factors such as EMAP II.
Active ResearchNIH funding including 1R01HL154859-02 (Clauss/ Potential Role of Extracellular Vesicles for the Development of HIV Comorbidities/ 1/2020-7/31/2024) 1R01HL152804-02 (MacLean/ Exploratory Research on HIV Contribution to Heart and Lung Comorbidities/ 4/1/2020-2/29/2024)
R21AG074179 (Wang/ The Role of COVID-19 Endothelial Cell Dysfunction and Hypercoagulability in the Development of Post-ICU Cognitive Impairment and Dementia/ 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023)