Marrelli Lab Profile & Members

Sean P. Marrelli PhD, Professor

Education & Training
Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX

Areas of Interests
Research interests: Regulation of cerebral blood flow in healthy and post-stroke conditions; Therapeutic targeting of post-stroke thrombosis; Novel methods of promoting therapeutic hypothermia following stroke

Research
Research in Dr. Sean P. Marrelli’s lab is focused mainly within the category of vascular physiology. Dr. Marrelli has elucidated the role of various ion channels in endothelial calcium regulation and membrane potential to promote vasodilation. He has developed methods to promote centrally-driven hypothermia in conscious mice by pharmacologically targeting warm-sensing (TRPV1) channels in the thermoregulatory system.

 


Ting Wu, PhD – Research Associate

Education & Training
B.S. in China, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 2011
Ph.D. in China, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 2016

Areas of Interests
Research Interest: Vasculature pathology development in aging, stroke, and Alzheimer
Clinical Interest: Nature medicine for cerebrovascular disease

Research
Research Associate, Department of Neurology, UT Health Science Center at Houston, February 2019 – present
Postdoc Scholar, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Alcohol Center, Louisville, September 2016 – February 2019

Hobbies & Interests
Running and Photography.


Alex Anderson, BS/ MS – Graduate Researcher

Education & Training
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University – College Station, 2012
M.S. in Biomedical Engineering-Biomechanics, Texas A&M University – College Station, 2013

Areas of Interests
Research Interest: TRPV1, Capsinoids, Stroke, Collaterals
Clinical Interest: Translational Stroke Research

Research
Undergraduate Researcher:  Ghrelin and drug-seeking behavior
Master’s Thesis: Vascular mechanics of inflation strain, multiscale modeling
Research Assistant: Chronic ER stress, DAMPS, Unfolded Protein Response, Inflammation

Hobbies & Interests
Ice Hockey


Andrea Doan – Research Assistant I