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Shibani PatiShibani Pati, MD, PhD

Current Positions:

  • Scientific Director of Cellular Therapeutics, BSRI and Blood Systems Inc.
  • Associate Investigator, BSRI
  • Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Surgery, University of California San Francisco

 

Contact Information:
270 Masonic Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 354-1383
Fax: (415) 567-5899
Email: spati@bloodsystems.org

 

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Education:

  • A.B., Molecular Biology, Princeton University
  • M. D., University of Maryland School of Medicine; Baltimore
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine; Baltimore

Training:

  • Postodoctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Institute of Human Virology, Drs Marvin Reitz and Robert Gallo’s Laboratory, 2002-2005.
  • Vivian Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and University of Texas, Houston, Texas, Dr. Pramod Dash’s Laboratory, 2006-2008

Appointments:

  • Assistant Investigator, Blood Systems Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor, UCSF

Research Interests:

  • Stem cell therapeutics in trauma
  • Control of vascular leak in disease and mitigating endothelial damage
  • Novel Resuscitative Modalities
  • Storage Lesion of FFP

Current research:

I am a vascular biologist with an interest in the role of endothelial dysfunction and vascular compromise in the pathogenesis of human disease. My specific areas of investigation involve the use of stem cells and novel resuscitative modalities that can mitigate endothelial dysfunction in traumatic injury.

Abnormalities in vascular permeability leading to inflammation, tissue edema, and end-organ dysfunction significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality associated with a number of human disease processes. For example, although a number of factors contribute to the high mortality and morbidity associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), the development of cerebral edema with brain swelling remains one of the most significant predictors of outcome. Similarly both hemorrhagic shock and septic shock are characterized by abnormal vascular permeability, which contributes to the development of shock-associated acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Despite the clear importance of abnormal vascular permeability in a number of human disease processes, there exists no therapeutic modality in current use to attenuate it.

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