The Microcirculation Laboratory

Center for

Autodigestion Research

Our Mission

Investigate and minimize Autodigestion

as mechanism for human diseases, aging and death.

What is Autodigestion?

Recent discoveries show that autodigestion is one of the fundamental mechanisms

for loss of cell and tissue functions in human disease.

It is a process by which your digestive enzymes digest your body in addition to your food.

Our goal is to

- develop bioengineering tools to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to tissue and organ dysfunction by digestive enzymes.

- design new interventions to minimize cell dysfunctions and tissue destruction by digestive enzymes and degrading enzymes they activate.

Applications for Autodigestion Research