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Welcome to the McHowat Lab

My laboratory is conducting research in the fields of cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Current Research Projects

Tumor development and metastasis. We are currently determining whether cigarette smoke directly contributes to breast and bladder development and metastasis.

Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). We are investigating the role of the bladder endothelium in recruiting inflammatory cells to the bladder wall, contributing to cystitis.

Atherosclerosis. We are determining whether we can alleviate atherosclerosis by targeting phospholipase A2 or platelet-activating factor to impede inflammatory cell recruitment to the blood vessel wall.

Sepsis.

Graduate Students are recruited from the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (http://medschool.slu.edu/gpbs/).  We have opportunities for Undergraduate Students to gain research experience.  Email me (mchowaj@slu.edu) if you would like to discuss research experience in the lab.

More information on current research projects can be obtained here.  Recent publications can be seen here.  Information on the people who are actively doing the work and who have been in the lab in the past can be found here.

 

 

News

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May 13, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: shannon
Graduation: May 12th, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: shannon
John Marentette successfully completes doctoral program in Pathology!
Apr 27, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: shannon
McHowat lab presents at Experimental Biology!


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