John Kolega was born in Manchester, Conn, USA, in 1957. He received B.S. degrees in life sciences and chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass, USA) in 1978, and M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Yale University (New Haven, Conn, USA) in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Between 1984 and 1993, he held postdoctoral and research faculty positions at the National Institutes of Health, New York University Medical Center, and Carnegie Mellon University. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His primary research interests are the behavior of endothelial cells during vascular remodeling and the function and regulation of myosin II in nonmuscle cell locomotion. His work has been funded by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association. The current focus of his laboratory is determining how endothelial cells respond to different hemodynamic environments, particularly conditions that are associated with the development of intracranial aneurysms.
Biography Updated on 29 March 2011