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Cell Processing Core

The Cell Processing Core was developed in 2013 by Dr. Elena Goncharova to provide VMI community with human-based in vitro gold standard models for basic and translational research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).


    • 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


Dr. Stephen Chan |

The Cell Processing Core is supported by the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI).