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Jeffrey Bender

  • Jeffrey Bender

    Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine; Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, Internal Medicine

    Research Interests
    • Cardiology
    • Endothelium
    • Immune System
    • Inflammation
    • Macrophages
    • T-Lymphocytes
    • RNA Stability
    Clinical Interests
    • Cardiovascular Diseases

Bender Lab

My laboratory has had a longstanding interest in inflammation and immunity, as they relate to vascular physiology and pathology. The interactions between mononuclear leukocytes and endothelial cells play major roles in atherogenesis, acute and chronic manifestations of atherosclerosis, angiogenesis and allograft rejection. We have extended these studies to evaluating effects of ovarian steroid hormones on endothelial function. The work is performed at the cellular, molecular, and pre-clinical animal model levels.