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Victor Rizzo, PhD, FAHA

Professor, Biomedical Education and Data Science
Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center
Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
Professor, Cardiovascular Sciences

Victor Rizzo
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About Me

Research Interests

The long-range goal of the Rizzo lab is to discover the molecular signaling mechanisms that contribute to endothelial dysfunction and associated cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and aneurysm formation. Past studies demonstrate the importance of caveolae organelles in regulating  endothelial cell function. Our research program offers the opportunity to evaluate the physiologic and pathophysiologic roles of endothelial caveolae and caveolin in signaling and transport using modern techniques in microscopy, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetic and unique in vivo and in vitro methodological approaches to attenuate vascular disease initiation and/or progression.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mechanotransduction, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Caveolae, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
  • PhD, Cell Biology, Angiogenesis, New Jersey Medical School
  • BS, Biology, Farleigh Dickinson University

Digital Bibliography

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DeFouw DO, Rizzo VJ, Steinfeld R and Feinberg RN: Mapping of the microcirculation in the chick  chorioallantoic membrane during normal angiogenesis.  Microvasc. Res. 38:136-147, 1989

Rizzo V, Steinfeld R, Kyriakides C and DeFouw DO:  The microvascular unit of the 6-day chick choriallantoic membrane: A fluorescent confocal microscopic and ultrastructural morphometric analysis of endothelial permselectivity. Microvasc. Res. 46:320-332, 1993.

Rizzo V and DeFouw DO:  Macromolecular selectivity of chick chorioallantoic membrane microvessels during normal angiogenesis and endothelial differentiation. Tissue and Cell 25:847-856, 1993... Expand