Dr. Yoram Vodovotz is the Director of the Center for Inflammation and Regenerative Modeling. He is also a Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Computational and Systems Biology, Clinical and Translational Science, and Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Vodovotz’s research interests include the biology of acute inflammation in shock states (e.g. septic and hemorrhagic shock) as well as in chronic diseases and wound healing. He is also interested in the cross-regulation of the inducible nitric oxide synthase and the cytokine transforming growth factor-b1 in various disease states, including malaria infection, cancer, sepsis, and neurodegenerative diseases. His main current area of interest revolves around the use of mathematical modeling to unify and gain insight into the plethora of biological interactions that characterize these inflammatory conditions. As the Director of the Center for Inflammation and Regenerative Modeling at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, he has been involved in the mathematical modeling of acute inflammatory states (e.g. septic or hemorrhagic shock, wound healing), including cellular and physiological elements, as part of a large, interdisciplinary collaborative team. He is also a co-founder of Immunetrics, Inc., which is commercializing aspects of this work. He has published over 140 manuscripts, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Disability Rehabilitation Research, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Yoram Vodovotz, Ph.D.
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