Hua Su, MD, is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director for Basic Science Research at the Center for Cerebrovascular Research, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco. She was recruited to the Center for Cerebrovascular Research in 2008. Since then, her research is focused on identifying disease mechanisms and developing new therapies for cerebrovascular diseases.
Dr. Su is an experienced vascular biologist. Her long-term research interest is to develop therapeutic strategies that can improve outcomes in patients with vascular disease. How brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) formed is currently not well understood. Available therapies all have potentially high treatment-related morbidity. There is no specific therapy available to treat the patients and to prevent the rupture of the abnormal vessels in the brain AVM. In recent years, Dr. Su’s team has developed several brain AVM mouse models that have phenotypes mimicking human disease. She is using these models to study and identify the causes of brain AVM and to test new therapies.