Dr James E Faber, PhD

Dr Faber is Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the vascular biology of the collateral circulation in brain, heart and lower extremities, and its significance in mouse models of occlusive disease. Emphasis is on genetic and environmental factors that adversely affect the abundance of these vessels in healthy tissue and their growth in ischaemic disease. He is currently PI of several NIH funded projects and a multi-centre study recently begun in patients with acute ischaemic stroke - GENEtic Determinants of Collateral Status in Stroke (GENEDCSS). He has been appointed to various editorial boards, was associate editor of theAmerican Journal of Physiology, serves on review panels for NIH and pregramming committies for the NIH and American Heart Association, and currently serves on the editorial boards ofCirculation ResearchandAngiogenesis.