Carmen Halabi, MD, PhD
Our lab’s overall focus is to understand how vascular elastic fibers, large arteries’ main extracellular matrix, develop and how abnormalities in their development lead to diseases such as aneurysms and hypertension.
Keith A. Hruska, MD
Our laboratory’s focus is the pathogenesis and pathophysiologic mechanisms of the chronic kidney disease-bone and mineral disorder (CKD-MBD). Kidney diseases produce a complex set of body-wide complications. Some of these contribute to the mortality of kidney diseases, which is not due to the disease itself but largely due to associated cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease risk in CKD is contributed to by non-traditional risk factors which are components of the CKD-MBD syndrome.