Principal Investigator

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Christopher C. W. Hughes

Dept. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Cell: (949) 824 8771
Fax: (949) 824 8551
Email: cchughes@uci.edu

Education and professional training:

1981 B.Sc. Department of Biochemistry, University College, University of London
1988 Ph.D. Department of Neuropathology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, University of London
1988-1990 Research Fellow in Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
1990-1991 Instructor, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
1991-1995  Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Professional Experience:

1996-2001 Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
2001-2006 Associate Professor (with tenure), University of California, Irvine
2003-2006 Associate Professor, joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering
2006-  Professor, University of California, Irvine
2006- Professor, joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering
2006-2011 Co-Director Growth Factors and Signaling Program, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
2011- Co-Director Oncoimaging and Biotechnology Program, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
2009- Chair, Dept. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, UC Irvine
2009- Member of Leadership Council, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, UC Irvine
2013- Chair, HHT Foundation, Global Medical Research Advisory Board
2014- Interim Director, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology

Research Interests:

1. Blood vessel development/angiogenesis
2. Tumor microenvironment
3. Tissue Engineering
4. Immunopathology of vascular endothelium

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