Damian Medici, Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Medicine
Director, Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine
Work: +1 401-444-7180
Dr. Medici's research focuses on cell plasticity and its role in mediating the progression of human diseases. In particular, his lab studies how epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contribute to pathological processes such as cancer metastasis, organ fibrosis, and heterotopic ossification. The Medici lab also studies tumor angiogenesis and the mechanisms that give rise to the formation of vascular tumors. Dr. Medici's breakthrough discovery of endothelial-derived stem cells has laid the foundation for a novel approach of using blood vessels to regenerate tissues for the treatment of degenerative diseases, which is currently the primary focus of his lab.