Dr. Ryan Udan



Department

Biology

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, Baylor School of Medicine, 2007 
  • BS, University of Maryland, 2000 

Research and professional interests

My research focuses on determining how blood vessel branching patterns form and how blood vessels mature during embryonic development. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the role that hemodynamic forces, created by blood flow, play in the formation of vessel hierarchies and smooth muscle cell recruitment. I perform mouse embryo culture and confocal imaging to visualize these processes, and use molecular techniques to discover signaling pathways that respond to hemodynamic force.

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