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Ph.D. - Molecular Cell Biology and Hematology, 2005, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Vascular Biology, 2006, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2006–2012 Research Associate, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2012–2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Kazuyo Kegan is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Department at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She earned her undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from Kagoshima University in Japan and completed her postdoctoral research training at Johns Hopkins University. The goal of Dr. Kegan’s research program is to understand the mechanisms, regulation, and functional outcomes of immune responses in the pulmonary vasculature during the development of pulmonary hypertension. She has strong expertise in vascular biology and has focused on the role of inflammatory mediators in pulmonary angiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and remodeling, particularly under hypoxic conditions.
She is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Thoracic Society and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. She has been recognized with the Young Investigator Award, and the 2011 - 2013 Pfizer Research Fellowships in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, the 2016-2017 PHA Proof of Concept Research Grant from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of the American Thoracic Society.
Vascular biology, pulmonary hypertension, vascular inflammation, endothelial injury, macrophage biology, immune response, pulmonary angiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and remodeling.
Dr. Kegan is currently working to determine the mechanisms by which vascular injury and the subsequent immune response by macrophages contribute to disease progression in pulmonary hypertension using in vivo pathophysiology, in vitro cellular and molecular biology, and genetic and biochemical approaches. Clinical samples from patients with pulmonary hypertension also are utilized to uncover the relevant signaling pathways that might reveal new therapeutic targets. She is principal investigator of an NIH-funded research program with the ultimate goal of identifying new therapeutic targets to treat pulmonary hypertension.
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)
North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO)
Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI)