Andy Y. Shih, Editorial Board Member
Seattle Children's Research Institute, WA, USA
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Dr. Shih is an Associate Professor at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia and post-doctoral training at UC San Diego. His work has contributed to the development of in vivo two-photon imaging methods for measurement and manipulation of cerebral microvessels in rodent models. The research performed by his team has led to new discoveries related to the consequence of small-scale stroke, mechanisms of neurovascular coupling, and regulation of blood flow through brain capillaries by pericytes. His lab seeks to obtain a clear understanding the basic biology underlying vascular physiology, and then layer on the complexities of factors involved in human disease, to identify targets and approaches for disease treatment. Dr. Shih’s work has been funded through major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NINDS and NIA), and through foundation grants from the Dana Foundation, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, A New Vision award, Albert Trust and others.