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Vasiliou Laboratory


Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD
Satori Marchitti
William Black
Philip Weston
Natalie Lassen, PhD
Miriam Cantore
Tia Estey, PhD

1998 to Present


Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD

(Status: Primary Investigator, 1998 - PRESENT)

Satori Marchitti

(Status: Graduate Student, 2003 - PRESENT)

William Black

(Status: Graduate Student, 2002 - PRESENT)
William is a graduate student in Molecular Toxicology at UCHSC. He is currently studying the protective roles of human corneal ALDH3A1 and ALDH1A1 from the lipid peroxidation end product, 4-hydroxynonenal. Also as part of his thesis project is the development, production and curation of this website, www.aldh.org.

Philip Weston

(Status: Intern, 2006 - 2006)
Philip is a Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate from CU Boulder. He worked as an intern in our lab investigating and characterizing the roles of ALDH7A1 among other projects in the Vasiliou Lab.

Natalie Lassen, PhD

(Status: Graduate Student, 2000 - 2006)
Natalie graduated from Molecular Toxicology at UCHSC in December, 2006. Her thesis project developed and characterized a transgenic double knockout mouse model to explore the roles of ALDH3A1 and ALDH1A1 in protection of the eye against UVR-induced corneal injury and cataract formation. Additionally, she has performed in vitro studies to examine the protective roles of ALDH3A1 against oxidative stress and DNA damaging agents.

Miriam Cantore

(Status: Graduate Student, 2005 - 2006)
Miriam was a graduate exchange student from Italy did an internship in our lab studying the tissue expression patterns of ALDH7A1 and its osmotic role in the kidney.

Tia Estey, PhD

(Status: Graduate Student, 2000 - 2006)
Tia graduated in June, 2006 from the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at UCHSC. Her primary research interest was the protective effects of ALDH3A1 against UV-induced oxidative stress in the cornea. Specifically, in gaining a better understanding of the biological mechanisms of ALDH3A1 protection including its role in the detoxification of toxic aldehydes, chaperone-like activity, and minimizing proteasome inhibition/inactivation. In addition, she has worked to determine the consequences of UV-exposure on the structure and function of the ALDH3A1 protein.

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