Aikawa-Aikawa Laboratories

Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Goals

Our laboratories explore the mechanisms for cardiovascular diseases. We focus on macrophage biology and microcalcification development in atherosclerosis, heart valve disease, and metabolic disorders.

Recent News

2019-01-04 - Toshiaki Nakano publishes in Circulation AHA Journal:

Toshiaki Nakano et al., just published "Uremic Toxin Indoxyl Sulfate Promotes Proinflammatory Macrophage Activation Via the Interplay of OATP2B1 and DII4-Notch Signaling" in Circulation. Read it here!

2018-12-19 - The 2018 Longwood Extracellular Vesicle Symposium “From Science to Therapeutics”:

The symposium took place at CICS on November 28, 2018.

2018-11-12 - American Heart Association Scientific Sessions:

Shunsuke Katsuki and Ryo Kawakami presented their data in the oral sessions of the AHA 2018 . Congrats to both of them. Shunsuke was invited to the ATVB early career networking reception.


Masanori Aikawa moderated at World Medical Innovation Forum 2017, the Special Focus Session “Japan Today”. Here is a link to the Japan session on this YouTube channel.

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