Our lab studies the cellular mechanisms underlying blood vessel development, mainly using zebrafish. We are focusing on understanding how different types of blood vessels, such as arteries and veins are forming and how blood vessels acquire their proper sizes. We are particularly interested how biophysical cues influence the cells that build blood vessels.

Arndt F. Siekmann, PhD

Arndt F. Siekmann is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Perelman School of Medicine and a faculty member in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB). He is also a Principal Investigator of the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).