Our lab aims to identify the mechanisms that regulate lymphatic function in pathologic and physiologic conditions. We have developed a number of novel animal models that enable us to study how lymphatic vessels regenerate during wound repair and how this process is regulated by pro- and anti-lymphangiogenic mechanisms. Our studies have focused on the role of T cell–mediated inflammatory reactions and have shown that these immune responses regulate lymphatic regeneration and function both directly and indirectly.

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Babak J. Mehrara, MD

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Physician-scientist Babak Mehrara studies the regulation of lymphatic regeneration after surgery and development of lymphedema.