Aortic Aneurysm Research Laboratory

About Us

The Aortic Aneurysm Research Lab was originally established in 1999 as part of the Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Lab in University of Michigan. The lab moved to University of Virginia as part of the Vascular Surgery Research Lab in University of Virginia in 2010. In Jan. 2018, the lab joined the research team in the Department of Surgery, University of Florida. We are now located on the third floor of Academic Research Building in University of Florida campus. Our lab currently consists of a molecular biology unit, histology unit, cell culture unit, microsurgery suite and research offices. It is one of the few labs in the country that is dedicated solely to the basic scientific research of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Join Us

  • For working and training opportunities in our lab, please contact Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr.
  • For research collaboration and technical assistance, please contact our faculty and staff at the following address:

Upchurch Lab, Department of Surgery

PO Box 100128, Gainesville, FL 32610-0006
Tel: 352-294-8931 Fax: 352-273-5515

Personnel

Principal Investigators

Gilbert R Upchurch, Jr

Gilbert R Upchurch, Jr M.D.

Edward M. Copeland III And Ann & Ira Horowitz Department Chair, Department Of Surgery
Phone: (352) 265-0622
Ashish K Sharma

Ashish K Sharma M.D./Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8660

Faculty and Staff

Michol A Cooper
Department: MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Michol A Cooper M.D./Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5484
Guanyi Lu
Department: MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Guanyi Lu M.D./Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8929
Gang Su
Department: MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Gang Su

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 294-8930

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Trainees

Craig T Elder
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Craig T Elder

RESIDENT
Phone: (352) 265-0916
Amanda C Filiberto
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Amanda C Filiberto

RESIDENT
Phone: (352) 265-0916
Eric Y Pruitt
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Eric Y Pruitt

Phone: (352) 265-0916