DR. Balaban'S LAB
As a serendipitous offshoot of their efforts in non-linear microscopy, Dr. Balaban and his colleagues discovered that they could visualize the composition of blood vessel walls without the need for dyes. They are using this method to study the early stages of atherosclerosis. Based on the evidence they have obtained, Dr. Balaban is testing the hypothesis that atherosclerotic lesion formation is dependent upon the extracellular matrix composition of the vascular wall.