Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D.
Pathology and Immunology
|Mailing Address||Campus Box 8118
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
|Office Location||Room 1024, CSRB North Tower|
|Office Phone:||(314) 362-8716|
|Lab Phone:||(314) 362-9045|
Islet Biology & Immunology
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Descriptor of Research:
Diabetes mellitus substantially increases the risk of developing coronary, cerebrovascular, and peripheral arterial disease. Abnormalities in endothelial, vascular smooth muscle cell, and platelet function contribute to pathophisiology of vascular disease. We study developmental biology of hematopoietic, vascular and cardiac systems. A better understanding of the basic mechanisms leading to hematopoietic, vascular and cardiac development may provide new strategies to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes.