Cell Processing Core
The Cell Processing Core was developed in 2013 by Dr. Goncharova to provide VMI community with human-based in vitro gold standard models for basic and translational research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Dr. Elena Goncharova, Director
Dmitry (Dima) Goncharov
- Isolation, characterization, and biobanking of pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, and adventitial fibroblasts from patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and non-PAH lungs
- Providing VMI researchers with primary human cell cultures for PAH- and pulmonary vascular biology-related studies
- Help with experimental techniques specifically adjusted to primary human cells
The Cell Processing Core is supported by the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI).