The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has named Audrey Cleuren, Ph.D., as an assistant member in the Cardiovascular Biology Research Program. She joins OMRF from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship.
Research in Cleuren’s lab will focus on endothelial cells. The cells form the inner lining of blood vessels and serve unique purposes depending on their location in the body. When endothelial cells do not function as they should, disease often results. Cleuren hopes to unravel the factors that cause this dysfunction so that researchers can develop new therapies to prevent or treat it.
Cleuren is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hematology, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and the North American Vascular Biology Association. She completed her Ph.D. at Leiden University in the Netherlands.