Karin Bornfeldt


University of Washington, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes

Faculty Contact Information

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: SLU F Room: F631 Box: 358062 Phone: 206-616-3551 http://depts.washington.edu/doce/our-research/research-programs/the-bornfeldt-laboratory/

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Research Summary

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, stroke). The cardiovascular disease is caused primarily by atherosclerosis. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of diabetes-accelerated atherosclerosis so that cardiovascular complications can be treated or prevented. We study mouse models, isolated cells and human samples.