I joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University as an Assistant Professor in July 2007. My graduate and postdoctoral training has been essentially in studying blood vessels. Now, my team of Western University undergraduate and graduate students is trying to uncover the signals that regulate stem cells which make blood vessels in normal and disease conditions. We believe that this understanding will allow us to develop better treatment options for patients with devastating chronic diseases.
Keats EC, Dominguez JM 2nd, Grant MB, Khan ZA. Switch from canonical to noncanonical Wnt signaling mediates high glucose-induced adipogenesis. Stem Cells. 2014 Jun;32(6):1649-60.
Kum JJ, Khan ZA. Propranolol inhibits growth of hemangioma-initiating cells but does not induce apoptosis. Pediatr Res. 2014 Mar;75(3):381-8.
Chen S, Chakrabarti R, Keats EC, Chen M, Chakrabarti S, Khan ZA. Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor expression by extra domain B segment of fibronectin in endothelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 17;53(13):8333-43.