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Andy Shih

Andy Shih


Associate Professor

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Dr. Shih is an Associate Professor at Seattle Children’s Research Institute
and the University of Washington. The research performed by his team
has led to new discoveries related to the consequence of small-scale
stroke, mechanisms of neurovascular coupling, and regulation of blood
flow through brain capillaries by pericytes. His research seeks to obtain a
clear understanding the basic biology underlying vascular physiology,
and then layer on the complexities of factors involved in human disease
such as aging. His goal is to identify targets and approaches for treatment
of cerebrovascular disease across the lifespan. Dr. Shih’s work has been
funded through major grants from the National Institutes of Health
(NINDS and NIA), and also through foundation grants from the Dana
Foundation, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, A New
Vision award, Albert Trust and others.