Rosalind Labow received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry (B.S. degree) from McGill University, and then the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1964 and 1966, respectively. She is currently a Professor of surgery, cross-appointed at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University. Dr. Labow is the Director of Taichman Laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The focus of her research is to understand the mechanism of cell-material interaction. Currently funded by a Collaborative Health Research Program Grant (jointly funded by NSERC and CIHR), Dr. Labow is investigating the role of material surface chemistry in directing monocyte differentiation to a wound healing rather than an inflammatory macrophage phenotype. The ultimate goal is to use a 3-cell coculture of monocytes, vascular smooth muscle cells, and endothelial cells to tissue engineer a peripheral artery vascular graft.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2008