Lab News

June 2018

Congratulations to Brianna Giese on being awarded a Stamps Summer Research Fellowship! Brianna will spend the summer studying mechanotransduction in endothelial cells.

September 2018

Welcome to Jessica Wang and Nishant Chava, two new undergraduate students joining the lab!

October 2018

Raymond Zhao getting his "science fix". He won a record for smiling through all 288 tubes of pipeting!

October 2018

Sunrise to mid-day - A nice view to work from...

November 2018

Congratulations to Alison Banka on her oral abstract presentation during the Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture Session at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions this November in Chicago!

December 2018

Congratulations to Raymond on graduating early with his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan . Raymond is going to stay on in the lab to move his project forward until he starts medical school in the Fall.

January 2019

Welcome Gillian Cady as the newest member of the lab! This is Gillian's second time at U-M. She has an interest in immunology and learning new niches in science, having spent time at Roswell Park (NY) and Wayne State (Detroit) before joining us.

February 2019

Congratulations to Raymond and Kinsey, both accepted to top 5 medical schools! Decisions pending!

March 2019

Excited to announce a manuscript! Glad to have our research published in ATVB this month. In this paper, we discovered an enzyme on the surface of vascular cells (CD39) that directs an anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic program in venous thrombosis. There is some great micro-array data in this paper.

Open access article available here

More to come on this soon...

April 2019

Congratulations to current freshman Jessica Wang on being awarded an LSA Summer Fellowship to continue her research this summer on endothelial function in DVT!

April 2019

Excited to announce a collaboration manuscript! We have a research paper in collaboration with Jason Knight ( @jasonsknight) published in Nature Communications. Collaborating with Jason and his Rheumatology lab, we found the adenosine 2A receptor functions as a brake on antiphospholipid antibody-mediated venous thrombosis. Thanks for collaborating with us, and congratulations to Ramadan Ali who is 1st author on this publication!

Open access article available here

More information about the Knight Lab

April 2019

Excited to announce a manuscript! Congratulations to Vinita Yadav, Liguo Chi and the team on a terrific manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. In this study, we uncovered inflammasome activation as a novel, signaling pathway that fuels venous thrombogenesis. We found that CD39 restricts neutrophil and inflammasome activation, offering protection from DVT. We're glad to have such wonderful collaborators who helped with this project.

This research is featured on the cover of JCI (July 2019)

Open access article available here

May 2019

Congratulations to current lab member Raymond Zhao, and lab alumni Kinsey Vear who have both chosen to attend the University of Michigan Medical School. We're so proud! They're both very talented, with brilliant careers ahead!

May 2019

Brianna presented her research on endothelial stretch physiology at the Michigan Medicine Internal Medicine Research Symposium! Bri's message "Endothelial transfection is difficult. Yet we persevere!"

May 2019

Some of the lab attended the Gull Lake Hypertension Symposium and presented their work. While we don't study hypertension, lots of good vascular biology learning and camaraderie with other Michigan investigators in this beautiful space.

Here's a pic with some Michigan Medicine friends!

June 2019

1st Annual Lab Olympic Games were held June 19. We brought together 5 cardiovascular labs to test their skills in Feats of courage, pipetting, steady hands, and memory!

In the end, "Team Mitochondria" won the Games, followed closely by "The Calcium Wave" and "Team Macrophages".

July 2019

Raymond and Kinsey get their white coats as they start medical school at the University of Michigan! Looking forward to seeing them in the hospital with patients @umichmedicine

August 2019

The lab received two new grants from the Biointerfaces Institute at the University of Michigan!

These grants are to help us develop novel technologies in cardiovascular disease by bringing together cardiovascular and engineering investigators. Exciting times ahead!

We're excited to collaborate with and learn from these talented scientists:

Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Anish Tuteja in Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Geeta Mehta in Materials Science and Engineering

November 2019

We are fortunate and excited to receive new grant funding from the Falk Medical Trust in collaboration with Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso. This Catalyst Award will support development an innovative technology in vascular disease.

Read more about Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso at: