Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism
Dr. Peter Carmeliet is head of the Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism and former director of the VIB-Vesalius Research Center, now called VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology. He graduated as Doctor in Medicine in 1984 at the University of Leuven in Belgium, completed his PhD in 1989, and performed a postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute, MIT in Cambridge USA. After his return to Leuven in 1992, Dr. Carmeliet started his own research group with a focus on how blood vessels grow (angiogenesis) in health and disease.
Dr. Carmeliet has published over 645 articles (>71.600 citations, h-index: 125). His achievements have been recognized by several honors and awards.
The Carmeliet lab is currently studying how endothelial cells change their metabolism during vascular branching and exploring the therapeutic potential of targeting endothelial metabolism for anti-angiogenic strategies. The role of several key metabolic targets in endothelial cell biology and angiogenesis in vivo is under investigation.
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