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 

Teaching

  • Bio121: General Biology I
  • Bio302: Biology Seminar
  • Bio355/655: Developmental Biology
  • Bio597/697: Special Topics: Cell and Molecular Techniques
  • Bio728: Recent Topics in Biology: Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Reprogramming

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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