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Vascular Medicine Institute


Gladwin Lab

Gladwin Lab June 2011

E1200 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-0463 / 412-624-0465


The Gladwin lab investigates the role and mechanisms of nitrite in pulmonary and cardiovascular cell signaling.

Current Members of the Gladwin Lab:

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Mark Gladwin, M.D.

Division Chief, PACCM
Director, Vascular Medicine Institute

Principal Investigator


Matthew Amdahl

Graduate Student
Medical Scientist Training Program


Ivan Azarov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


Greg Brewer

Paola Corti

Paola Corti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar (Ri.Med Foundation)
Zebrafish Aquaria


Nicole Helbling

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kara Hughan

Nancy Huang

Sr. Research Specialist IV

Kara Hughan, M.D.

Tamir Kanias

Adam Jakub


Tamir Kanias, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine



Charly Lai Bonnie Lemster

Yen-Chun (Charly) Lai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


Bonnie Lemster

Lab Manager

David Osei-Hwedieh

Tom Lizik

Student Research Assistant


David Osei-Hwedieh

Graduate Student

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Jason Rose, MD

Fellow, PACCM

Valentina Rychka

Research Technician

Jonas Cau Sertorio Sinchar

Jonas Cau Sertorio, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Derek Sinchar, B.S.

Research Technician

Courtney Sparacino-Watkins Bin Sun

Courtney Sparacino-Watkins, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar (T32)

Bin Sun, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

The production and regulation of nitrite by ceruloplasmin (Cp) in macrophages, A549 and HepG2 cells by using siRNA against Cp, as well as the role of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in this process

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Jesus Tejero Bravo, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Studying the chemical and kinetic features of the reactions of nitric oxide and nitrite with hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytoglobin and neuroglobin.


Ling Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Associate

Studying the role of sodium nitrite on lung airway epithelial cells wound healing and acute lung injury.


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