Dr. Kem Rogers

University of Western Ontario

Dept. Anatomy and Cell Biology


Dr. Rogers is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests focus on several aspects of vascular biology using a combination of animal models and tissue culture to investigate the manner in which these disease’s progress, and to examine methods of prevention and treatment of:


Atherosclerosis - Using a rabbit model of atherosclerosis developed in our laboratory to examine the use of smart contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to distinguish vulnerable plaque from stable plaque


Aortic Valve Sclerosis – we are undertaking the design of a viable valve, potentially using the patient’s own tissues, to be used as a replacement for diseased valves. We are also examining the use of MRI to detect early stages of the disease in rabbits, and to determine if the disease can be reversed.

Dr. Rogers


Platform Technology Group: Pre-Clinical
Research Keywords: Vascular biology, atherosclerosis, aortic valve sclerosis
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 83995
E-mail: kem.rogers@schulich.uwo.ca
Personal web page: http://www.uwo.ca/anatomy/department/rogersk/krogers.html
Research Projects: Ginseng research program has not yet begun
Trainees: No current trainees; not currently accepting applications