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Bagli Lab

Greg Block

Summer student (2002, 2003), thesis student (2002-03) BSc, MSc, (PhD in progress)

When Greg first started in the lab, he was a summer student. His project went so well, that it extended into a fourth year thesis project which also went well, and formed much of our recent Am J Pathol paper. We are proud that he has progressed and is now at the University of Tulane, studying mesenchymal stem cells in Prokop’s lab.

Present location:
University of Tulane, soon to be in Texas A&M, Prokop lab

Publications while in our lab:
Aitken, K.J., G. Block, A. Lorenzo, D. Herz, N. Sabha, O. Dessouki, F. Fung, M. Szybowska, L. Craig, and D.J. Bagli, Mechanotransduction of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 mitogen-activated protein kinase activity in smooth muscle is dependent on the extracellular matrix and regulated by matrix metalloproteinases. Am J Pathol, 2006. 169(2): p. 459-70.

Block, G, KJ Aitken, and DJ Bagli (presenter, 2003). Bladder Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) Mediate Activation of Extracellular Regulated Kinase (ERK 1/2) and Proliferation in BSMC. Abstract for Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology Section, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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