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Graduate Student: Cell Biology and Physiology (2017-present)


Education  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO – B.S. in Biochemistry, 2014

Research: My research project focuses on discerning the roles of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Type I receptors and SMAD6 during vascular development, using cell culture and animal models to explore how they interact


Kulikauskas, M.R., X, S., and Bautch, V.L. (2022). The versatility and paradox of BMP signaling in endothelial cell behaviors and blood vessel function. Cell Mol Life Sci79(2).

Trincot, C.E., Xu, W., Zhang, H., Kulikauskas, M.R., Caranasos, T.G., Jensen, B.C., Sabine, A. Petrova, T.V., and Caron, K.M. (2019) Adrenomedullin induces cardiac lymphangiogenesis after myocardial infarction and regulates cardiac edema via Cx43. Circ Res 124 (1), 101-113.



E16.5 Smad6 mutant embryo, close up of jugular region, light image


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program June 2019- Present