Radu V. Stan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology
M.D. 1993 - Cluj, Romania
Postdoctoral, 1994-1999 at University of California San Diego Medical (Advisor George E. Palade)
Ph.D. 2013 - Groningen, The Netherlands
Heart and Vascular Research Center
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Department of Pathology
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756
Office: Borwell 502W
Our laboratory is focused on how vascular endothelial cells control the exchange of solutes and cells between the blood and tissues. The laboratory studies how, on one hand, fundamental mechanisms of signaling and membrane traffic control endothelial cell differentiation and organization in different vascular beds. At whole animal level, we are interested in how endothelial cells of diverse phenotypes control higher order cardiovascular functions such as microvascular permeability, angiogenesis and inflammation. Our efforts are currently focused on several distinct but interactive project areas, relying on a wide array of experimental approaches from electron microscopy to cell imaging to biochemistry and cell biology to genetics and to whole animal physiology. The focus areas are:
Cell biology of the endothelium: Specific endothelial structures (fenestrae, transendothelial channels, vesiculo-vacuolar organelles, caveolae and other vesicular carriers) have been shown too mediate the exchanges between blood and tissues. Our recent studies led to the discovery, cloning and characterization of PLVAP / PV-1 the first known component of the endothelial stomatal and fenestral diaphragms, present on these structures. Taking advantage of PV1 we are currently trying to understand the biogenesis, cellular function and regulation of the endothelial structures involved in transendothelial excghange.
Pathways of exchange between blood and the interstitial space: We are particularly interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in the transendothelial exchanges between the blood plasma and the interstitial fluid in health and disease. We are using genetically engineered mice generated in the lab to understand the precise role of vesicular trafficking as well as the role of endothelial microdomains such as transendothelial channels, fenestrae and vesiculo-vacuolar organelles in microvascular permeability.
Role of PV1 in inflammation and cancer: Work in our lab and through varied collaborations, has also shown that PV1 is a reliable marker of activated endothelium in inflammation and of the endothelium in tumors. Moreover, downregulation of this gene product results in blunted diapedessis of leukocytes in inflammatory lesions as well as impaired tumor growth, which prompted studies as to the precise mechanism by which PV1 carries these functions.
Keywords:, microvascular permeability cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis, endothelial differentiation, endothelial cell biology, endocytosis, transcytosis, fenestrae, caveolae, transendothelial channels.
Rotations and Thesis Projects:
1. Characterize the role of PV1 and its interacting partners in the biogenesis and function of caveolae and fenestrae. Determine the roles of these endothelial structures in vivo.
2. Determine the role of PV1 in inflammation.
3. Determine the role of PV1 protein in angiogenesis and tumor growth.
General Pathology DMS I
Dr. Stan did his postdoctoral training 1994-1999 at University of California San Diego Medical in the laboratory of George Palade, where he worked on the role of caveolae/lipid rafts and fenestrae in the cell biology of vascular permeability. He joined the faculty at UCSD as a Project Scientist (1999 ) and Research Assistant Professor (2000) in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine continuing his studies of the molecular mechanisms of vascular permeability and the structures involved. In 2004, Dr. Stan joined the faculty of the departments of Pathology, and of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth Medical School as an Assistant Professor.and became Associate Professor in 2009. Currently, he is a member of the Heart and Vascular Research Center, Norris Cotton Cancer Center and affiliated with the Immunology COBRE.
Tichauer KM, Deharvengt SJ, Samkoe KS, Gunn JR, Bosenberg MW, Turk MJ, Hasan T, Stan RV, Pogue BW
Busch AM, Johnson KC, Stan RV, Sanglikar A, Ahmed Y, Dmitrovsky E, Freemantle SJ
Stan RV, Tse D, Deharvengt SJ, Smits NC, Xu Y, Luciano MR, McGarry CL, Buitendijk M, Nemani KV, Elgueta R, Kobayashi T, Shipman SL, Moodie KL, Daghlian CP, Ernst PA, Lee HK, Suriawinata AA, Schned AR, Longnecker DS, Fiering SN, Noelle RJ, Gimi B, Shworak NW, Carriere C
Wasiuk A, Dalton DK, Schpero WL, Stan RV, Conejo-Garcia JR, Noelle RJ
Deharvengt SJ, Tse D, Sideleva O, McGarry C, Gunn JR, Longnecker DS, Carriere C, Stan RV
Simone EA, Zern BJ, Chacko AM, Mikitsh JL, Blankemeyer ER, Muro S, Stan RV, Muzykantov VR
Tkachenko E, Tse D, Sideleva O, Deharvengt SJ, Luciano MR, Xu Y, McGarry CL, Chidlow J, Pilch PF, Sessa WC, Toomre DK, Stan RV
Tse D, Armstrong DA, Oppenheim A, Kuksin D, Norkin L, Stan RV
Engel D, Beckers L, Wijnands E, Seijkens T, Lievens D, Drechsler M, Gerdes N, Soehnlein O, Daemen MJ, Stan RV, Biessen EA, Lutgens E
Sinha B, Koster D, Ruez R, Gonnord P, Bastiani M, Abankwa D, Stan RV, Butler-Browne G, Vedie B, Johannes L, Morone N, Parton RG, Raposo G, Sens P, Lamaze C, Nassoy P