The unit studies biological mechanisms underlying the initiation and progression of malignant tumors in the brain, in order to be able to identify and characterize new molecular targets that can be used for the future development of targeted therapies.
We also study general circulation with an emphasis on transcapillary fluid exchange and the tissue microenvironment under normal and pathological conditions, such as hypertension and inflammatory conditions. In our work, we examine skin and muscle, kidney, heart and oral tissues.
Important tools are various imaging techniques (MRI, optical imaging and PET). Our approach is integrative and translational, and we use animal and cellular models of human disease.