Christopher B. Pattillo, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Bachelor of Science, Biophysics (2001) - Centenary College of Louisiana
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering (2004) - University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis
PhD, Engineering (2007) - Temple University
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2012) - Louisiana State University Health Science Center - Shreveport
Arteriogenesis is the process that occurs when small caliber arterioles become larger and capable of carrying much more blood flow. This process usually occurs due to increased shear rates in the arterial tree. Our R01 is focused on the effect that glutathione plays on proteins involved in the process of arteriogenesis. Preliminary data suggest that protein glutathionylation may play a role in both the inflammatory and the cellular signaling cascades responsible for artery remodeling.
Nabil Rashdan Ph.D.
Nabil has a B.S. in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, a M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Physiology, and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. Nabil's research experience has primarily focused on vascular physiology and in particular the role of fluid shear stress and in mechanisms of mineralization. Nabil's current focus is the role of glutathionylation on the regulation of endothelial physiology, specifically VEGF receptor signaling.
An avid cloner, Nabil enjoys generating novel probe and reporter vectors.
Cancer cell chemotaxis.
A student at LSU Baton Rouge, LA
Bandana Shrestha Ph.D.
My focus is investigating the role of oxidative state in regulation of macrophage activation during ischemia and associated angiogenesis.
If not working or working out, you’ll find me enjoying a good read, in a food coma, or chasing the wind on my Ninja!
Sharon's work focuses on the influence of glutathione levels on chemotherapeutic resistant tumors.
A student at Yale University, CT
Harry Lee Hooker III
Harry's project focused on the regulation of macrophage polarization through glutathione manipulation. This work was funded through an R25 awarded from the NIH.
A student at Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
A student at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
A student at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
A student at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
A student at UMKC School of Medicine 6 year B.A./M.D., Kansas City, MO
- Prasai PK, Shrestha B, Orr AW, Pattillo CB. Decreases in GSH:GSSG activate vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) in human aortic endothelial cells. Redox Biol. 2018 Oct;19:22-27. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.07.015. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 30096614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6086407.
- Shrestha B, Prasai PK, Kaskas AM, Khanna A, Letchuman V, Letchuman S, Alexander JS, Orr AW, Woolard MD, Pattillo CB. Differential arterial and venous endothelial redox responses to oxidative stress. Microcirculation. 2018 Oct;25(7):e12486. doi: 10.1111/micc.12486. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 29923664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6226026.
- Kolluru GK, Prasai PK, Kaskas AM, Letchuman V, Pattillo CB. Oxygen tension, H2S, and NO bioavailability: is there an interaction? J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jan 15;120(2):263-70. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00365.2015. Epub 2015 Sep 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 26384410.
May 2019, Boston, MA - The Pattillo Lab attended the 2019 ATVB Vascular Discovery meeting and presented two posters. Dr. Shrestha presented a poster titled "Antioxidant Glutathione Regulation of Pro-angiogenic Immune Factors During Ischemia." Dr. Rashdan presented a poster titled "Glutathione Regulates Arterial Calcification via Altered Matrix Remodeling." Well done everyone!
February 2019 - The Pattillo lab was awarded an NIH R01 award for 5 years. This work focuses on the role of glutathione in shear mediated arteriogenesis. Congratulations Team!
May 2018, San Francisco, CA - Dr. Shrestha was awarded a travel award for Young Investigators from the ATVB/PVD council at the AHA conference for a second year in a row. Congratulations Bee!
May 2017, Minneapolis, MN - Dr. Shrestha was awarded a travel award for Young Investigators from the ATVB/PVD council at the AHA conference. Congratulations Bee!
While we are not currently recruiting Post-doctoral Fellows, quality candidates will always be considered. To enquire about opportunities, contact Dr. Pattillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students interested in conducting research in the Pattillo lab should review the current laboratory research directions and contact Dr. Pattillo at email@example.com.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
We are always looking for motivated undergraduate students who would like to develop scientific laboratory skills. To enquire about opportunities, contact Dr. Pattillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows
The Pattillo laboratory has a number of research projects available for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows. Those interested should contact Dr. Pattillo at email@example.com for more information.
LSU Health Shreveport
Molecular & Cellular Physiology
BRI Room F4-23
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103
Office: (318) 675-6974
Lab: (318) 675-6975
Fax: (318) 675-6005