Victoria L.M. Herrera, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

MD, University of the Philippines

Expertise includes: Transgenic Rat model development and analysis; Ultrasound Micro-Imaging; Ultrasound Contrast-enhanced Molecular Imaging; Ultrasound-Enhanced Gene Transfer; Nanotheranostics.

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Institute (Whitaker)

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Fully humanized anti-DEspR antibody therapy for acute lung injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Nelson Ruiz-Opazo, PhD
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI

Decreasing stroke risk by restoring microvascular repair
02/01/2015 - 01/31/2017 (PI)
Ellison Foundation

Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease: Role in Cardio- and Cerebro- Vascular Diseases
08/15/2008 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease: Role in Cardio- and Cerebro- Vascular Diseases
09/30/2009 - 08/31/2011 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Environmental Toxicants: Fetal Basis, Adult-Onset Stroke
01/01/2006 - 12/31/2008 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5 R21 ES13870 02

Integrated Molecular Analysis of Nicotine-Hypertension-Hyperlipidemia Interaction in CHD
03/01/2002 - 04/30/2006 (PI)
Philip Morris Inc

Molecular Genetics of the ET-1/AngII Receptor
04/01/2002 - 03/31/2006 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5 R01 HL69937 02

Hypertension/Atherosclerosis Paradigms
08/15/1999 - 07/31/2004 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5 R01 HL62857 04

Transgenic Rat Models of Alzheimer’s Disease
02/15/2000 - 01/31/2004 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5 R01 AG16770 03

Koch’s Hypothesis Testing: Role of Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection in Acute Coronary Events in a Rat Atherosclerosis Model
01/01/2000 - 12/31/2002 (PI)
American Heart Association

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Novel targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer 1R43CA221555-01A1
2011 Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease 5R01AG032649-04 3
2010 Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease 5R01AG032649-03 3
2009 Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease 3R01AG032649-02S1 3
2009 Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease 5R01AG032649-02 3
2008 Juvenile Protective Factor Deficits in Endothelial Aging, Dysfunction and Disease 1R01AG032649-01 3
2007 Environmental Toxicants in Fetal Basis of Adult-onset Stroke 5R21ES013870-02 1
2006 Environmental Toxicants: Fetal Basis, Adult-onset Stroke 1R21ES013870-01A1 1
2006 Prenatal Malnutrition and the Aging Brain 5R21AG025049-02 2
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  1. Colby AH, Oberlies NH, Pearce CJ, Herrera VL, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW. Nanoparticle drug-delivery systems for peritoneal cancers: a case study of the design, characterization and development of the expansile nanoparticle. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2017 May; 9(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28185434; DOI: 10.1002/wnan.1451;.
  2. Colby AH, Berry SM, Moran AM, Pasion KA, Liu R, Colson YL, Ruiz-Opazo N, Grinstaff MW, Herrera VL. Highly Specific and Sensitive Fluorescent Nanoprobes for Image-Guided Resection of Sub-Millimeter Peritoneal Tumors. ACS Nano. 2017 Feb 28; 11(2):1466-1477.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28099801; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06777;.
  3. Matsuura S, Patterson S, Lucero H, Leiva O, Grant AK, Herrera VL, Ravid K. In vivo magnetic resonance imaging of a mouse model of myelofibrosis. Blood Cancer J. 2016 11 11; 6(11):e497.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27834941; DOI: 10.1038/bcj.2016.97;.
  4. Herrera VL, Steffen M, Moran AM, Tan GA, Pasion KA, Rivera K, Pappin DJ, Ruiz-Opazo N. Confirmation of translatability and functionality certifies the dual endothelin1/VEGFsp receptor (DEspR) protein. BMC Mol Biol. 2016 Jun 14; 17(1):15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27301377; PMCID: PMC4906906; DOI: 10.1186/s12867-016-0066-8;.
  5. Herrera VL, Colby AH, Tan GA, Moran AM, O'Brien MJ, Colson YL, Ruiz-Opazo N, Grinstaff MW. Evaluation of expansile nanoparticle tumor localization and efficacy in a cancer stem cell-derived model of pancreatic peritoneal carcinomatosis. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2016 May; 11(9):1001-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27078118; PMCID: PMC4910944; DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2015-0023;.
  6. Decano JL, Pasion KA, Black N, Giordano NJ, Herrera VL, Ruiz-Opazo N. Sex-specific genetic determinants for arterial stiffness in Dahl salt-sensitive hypertensive rats. BMC Genet. 2016; 17:19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26754450; PMCID: PMC4709875; DOI: 10.1186/s12863-015-0324-7;.
  7. Falde EJ, Freedman JD, Herrera VL, Yohe ST, Colson YL, Grinstaff MW. Layered superhydrophobic meshes for controlled drug release. J Control Release. 2015 Sep 28; 214:23-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26160309; PMCID: PMC4841832; DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.06.042;.
  8. Herrera VL, Pasion KA, Moran AM, Zaninello R, Ortu MF, Fresu G, Piras DA, Argiolas G, Troffa C, Glorioso V, Masala W, Glorioso N, Ruiz-Opazo N. A functional 12T-insertion polymorphism in the ATP1A1 promoter confers decreased susceptibility to hypertension in a male Sardinian population. PLoS One. 2015; 10(1):e0116724.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25615575; PMCID: PMC4304799; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116724;.
  9. Herrera VL, Decano JL, Giordano N, Moran AM, Ruiz-Opazo N. Aortic and carotid arterial stiffness and epigenetic regulator gene expression changes precede blood pressure rise in stroke-prone Dahl salt-sensitive hypertensive rats. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e107888.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25229245; PMCID: PMC4168262; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107888;.
  10. Herrera VL, Decano JL, Tan GA, Moran AM, Pasion KA, Matsubara Y, Ruiz-Opazo N. DEspR roles in tumor vasculo-angiogenesis, invasiveness, CSC-survival and anoikis resistance: a 'common receptor coordinator' paradigm. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85821.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24465725; PMCID: PMC3897535; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085821;.
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transgenic rat models
ultrasound gene transfer
ultrasound molecular imaging
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