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  • Gary L. Sanford, Ph.D.

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  • Gary L. Sanford, Ph.D.
      Professor, Department of MBI


    Contact Information

    Phone: (404) 752-1504
    Fax: (404) 752-1978
    Email: sanford@msm.edu

    Education
    B.A., Miles College
    Ph.D., Brown University

    Research Interests
    My laboratory is actively involved in three distinct areas of research: 1) investigating the cellular and molecular adaptation of endothelial cells to modeled microgravity; 2) studying the mechanisms of vasculogenesis during early embryonic lung development; and 3) the role of nitric oxide, COX-2 and galectin-3 in breast cancer metastasis. The first area of research will provide a better understanding of the underlying cellular mechanism(s) responsible for changes in the way vascular cells, and other cells functions under altered gravity environments (e.g., during space flights).

    The second research area is to understand how extracellular mediators, e.g., laminin and fibronectin, are involved in a vasculogenesis process, and may contribute to the development congenital lung disorders. The last area of research is to assess the metastatic potential (adhesion, migration and invasion) of breast cancer cells in response to a COX-2 inhibition, addition of a NO-donor, or by exogenous galectin-3.

    Click <a href="My laboratory is actively involved in three distinct areas of research: 1) investigating the cellular and molecular adaptation of endothelial cells to modeled microgravity; 2) studying the mechanisms of vasculogenesis during early embryonic lung development; and 3) the role of nitric oxide, COX-2 and galectin-3 in breast cancer metastasis. The first area of research will provide a better understanding of the underlying cellular mechanism(s) responsible for changes in the way vascular cells, and other cells functions under altered gravity environments (e.g., during space flights). The second research area is to understand how extracellular mediators, e.g., laminin and fibronectin, are involved in a vasculogenesis process, and may contribute to the development congenital lung disorders. The last area of research is to assess the metastatic potential (adhesion, migration and invasion) of breast cancer cells in response to a COX-2 inhibition, addition of a NO-donor, or by exogenous galectin-3.

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