As part of the Jobst Vascular Research Laboratory, the Eliason team brings problems and questions observed in our clinical work with patients with vascular trauma and AAA to the lab bench. Our colleagues, experts in animal model research and molecular techniques, help shape our investigations. The collaborative spirit and synergies inherent in the Jobst Lab and across the University of Michigan Medical School are critical to moving the field forward.
Motivating our scientific investigations is the need for a greater understanding of the pathways and mechanisms involved in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation. Also driving our work is the need to optimize the clinical use of novel hemorrhage-control devices, especially in environments that lack access to emergency medical facilities.