Senior Researcher Spotlight: Douglas Marchuk Leads Disease-Gene Discoveries in Brain Vascular Malformations Dakota Campbell Wed, 10/13/2021 - 11:15
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Douglas Marchuk, PhD

Douglas Marchuk, PhD, is the director of the Division of Human Genetics at Duke University and member of the Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC). His laboratory studies the genetics of cardiovascular disease using both the human and the mouse as a model system, primarily focusing on inherited diseases of vascular dysplasia. Here, he shares his start in rare disease research, exciting discoveries, and future goals.

Data Helps Researchers Link Cavernous Angioma to Disordered Gut Microbiomes Dakota Campbell Thu, 06/11/2020 - 15:03
Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC)

In patients with cavernous angioma (CA), lesions in the brain are caused by imbalances in the gut microbiome, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Data from the Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC) helped researchers make this connection, the first of its kind in any human neurovascular disease.