We are pleased to congratulate our PI Michael Potente on receiving the 2023 Judah Folkman Award in vascular biology.

This award, which is granted by the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), recognizes outstanding contributions from vascular biologists who are at mid-career (within fifteen years of their first faculty appointment).

Potente and his team study how vascular cells sense metabolic signals and how they use this information to build networks of organ-specific size, shape and differentiation. An other key topic is the metabolism of these cells. Defining the nutrients that they use and the metabolites they produce may reveal mechanisms through which altered metabolism influences vascular function in development and disease. Potente’s goal is to identify regulatory principles whose disruption drives vascular pathology.

Find out more about Michael Potente’s work: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/potente