Center/Research Area Affiliations
Dr. Arboleda-Velasquez studies the cell signaling mechanisms that control the integrity of the vasculature in a diabetic environment. He uses novel technologies to study cell-cell and protein-protein interactions and uses imaging methods and enzymes to explore the cell signaling circuitry underlying diabetic microangiopathy. In addition, he is investigating novel mechanisms that contribute to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, using patient-derived cell cultures and next-generation sequencing approaches. This research may lead to therapeutic approaches for diabetic retinopathy, which stands as the most prevalent cause of blindness in working adults.
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M.D., University of Antioquia, Medellin Colombia (2000)
Ph.D., Harvard Medical School (2009)
Research Fellowship, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear (2010-2011)
2015: Young Mentor Award, Harvard Medical School
2015: Leadership Development for Physicians and Scientists Program, Harvard Medical School
2015: Early Career Institute in Neuroscience Travel and Mentoring Minority Award, NINDS-University of Pittsburg
2012: Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference
2011: Society of Neuroscience Scholar Fellow Award