University of Washington School of Public Health

Michael Rosenfeld - SPH Faculty Bio

Michael Rosenfeld

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Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Pathology

Box 358050
319 Brotman Building (850 Republican St.)
Seattle, WA
Tel: 206-543-1738

Research Interests

Dr. Rosenfeld studies nutrition and cardiovascular disease, role of nutrition in regulation of gene expression, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, pathology of atherosclerosis. The research focuses on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis with an emphasis on the role that macrophages play in this process. We are currently studying the heterogeneous nature of macrophage subpopulations by demonstrating differences in the stages of differentiation and activation of the cells. We are also studying the effects of inflammatory mediators such as oxidized LDL on the expression of growth factors and cytokines by isolated macrophage-derived foam cells and are attempting to expression clone potential foam cell specific neoantigens.

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PhD   Nutritional Science, University of Wisconsin, 1981
MS   Cell Biology, University of Vermont, 1978
BA   Biology, Grinnell College, 1975

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