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Anne Eichmann Phd, MSc

Yale School of Medicine

Wednesday, October 23, 14:05 - 14:30

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Vascular development and angiogenesis; guidance of vascular patterning; tip cells; axonal growth cones; vascular growth factors in the nervous system more ...


  • M.Sc., Weizmann Institute of Science, Isarel, 1989
  • Ph.D., Universite Paris XI, Orsay, 1994

Her laboratory studies vascular and lymphatic development, with particular emphasis on mechanisms that direct patterning and guidance. Specialized endothelial cells (EC) called tip cells located at the extremities of growing capillary sprouts mediate guided vascular patterning. Tip cells exhibit characteristic features, including extension of filopodia that explore the tip cell environment, lack of a lumen and a slow proliferation rate. EC behind tip cells, termed stalk cells form the capillary lumen and proliferate.