Graciela Krikun, PhD

Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Endometrial Hemostasis/Thrombosis and Angiogenesis Unit | Reproductive Sciences

Office of Student Research

Biography

My current interests involved endometrial angiogenesis and hemostasis in both the non-pregnant and pregnant states. To this end we have recently found that the molecule "ICON" developed by Hu and Garen has been successful in eradicating endometriotic lesions in a mouse model of endometriosis. This occurs by destroying the aberrant vasculature supporting the disease. Lately I have become interested in reproductive immunology and am part of a program project directed by Dr. Gil Mor in which I study the maternal part of the innate immune system during implantation. Lastly, together with Dr. Hugh Taylor, I have learned and published several papers involving the endometrial stem cell population and the possible contributions of immune cells on the stem cell niche.

Education & Training

PhD Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1984)

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