Sohel Shamsuzzaman, a member of the Pike Lab, has been studying the effects of vitamin D in atherosclerosis, a complex disease of the cardiovascular system. By utilizing mouse models, Sohel explored the impact of vitamin D and RANKL, a vitamin D responsive gene in atherosclerotic plaque development. He found that vitamin D and RANKL modulate the progression of atherosclerotic plaque calcification in mice. He will discuss more of the results during his Thesis Review so be sure to attend!
Upon finishing his thesis, he will be moving to Bangladesh to be part of the faculty at the University of Dhaka. Congratulations, Sohel!