Professor Christopher Hughes, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Professor Hughes joins three other UCI researchers named this year.
Professor Hughes was named for his distinguished contributions to the field of vascular biology, particularly in the areas of the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). He and he and his team have identified critical pathways that allow blood vessels to interact with, and regulate the function of, various cells of the immune system.
“By understanding the basic mechanisms of angiogenesis we hope to be able to manipulate vessel growth – either to promote wound healing or to suppress tumors,” shared Professor Hughes.
Read more about the other UCI awardees here.