- Thomas D. Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism
- Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)
PhD (1990), University of Uruguay
The Oliver Lab focuses on understanding how each specific cell type and organ acquires all its specific and unique morphological and functional characteristics during embryogenesis. Alterations in the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling organ formation can result in major defects and pathological alterations. Our rationale is that a better knowledge of the basic processes controlling normal organogenesis will facilitate our understanding of disease. Our goal is to dissect the specific stepwise molecular processes that make each organ unique and perfect. Our major research interests are the forebrain, visual system, and the lymphatic vasculature and to address those questions we use a combination of animal models and 3D organ culture systems, stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Areas of Interest
Lymphatic Vasculature in Health and Disease, Forebrain, Eye Morphogenesis, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)