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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:

Azarov Paola Corti

Ivan Azarov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


Paola Corti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar (Ri.Med Foundation)
Zebrafish Aquaria


Alyson Egan Marc Gauthier

Aly Egan

Student Research Assistant


Marc Gauthier, M.D.

Hospitalist, UPMC
Research Fellow, VMI

Gladwin Gladwin Sarah Harm MD

Mark Gladwin, M.D.

Division Chief, PACCM
Director, Vascular Medicine Institute

Principal Investigator


Sarah Harm, M.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar (T32) |

Nicole Helbling

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nancy Huang

Sr. Research Specialist IV

Kara Hughan Tamir Kanias

Kara Hughan, M.D.

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

pandit Karin Potoka

Kusum Pandit, M.D., Ph.D.

Karin Potoka, M.D.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow, UPMC
Research Fellow, VMI



Jonas Cau Sertorio Sinchar

Jonas Cau Sertorio, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Derek Sinchar, B.S.

Research Technician

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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

Jesus Tejero tejero Jun Wang Jun Wang

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.


Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Exploring possibilities and mechanisms of nitrite with Molybdenum-containing proteins.

Ling Wang ling wang  

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.