Chase Pagani is a veteran of the Levi Laboratory and also one of the instrumental members, boots-on-the-ground, in facilitating the recent move from the University of Michigan to the UTSW campus. Fresh off a recent Young Investigator Award at ASBMR (one of the youngest to receive this accolade) for his work on Hox11a signal in the pathophysiology of heterotopic ossification, he has been leading the fresh direction of the laboratory’s efforts towards pushing the envelope in cutting edge bioinformatics techniques to delineate understanding of post-traumatic changes to the body and its impacts on wound healing. His work in Dr. Levi’s laboratory has evolved to incorporate single nucleus ATAC and spatial transcriptomics in addition to lab staples including histology, microCT, and flow cytometry. He has been leading in the training, interviewing, and onboarding of additional laboratory staff, to further work focused on the effects of mechanical stimuli on stem cells in the context of injury like muscle fibrosis and burn tenotomy along with the role of lymphatic vessels in wound repair.
Mr. Pagani demonstrates an already impressive CV as a young investigator with 9 publications and several more in review (including first author manuscripts) in leading national journals like Nature Communications, JCI, Bone Research, and more. We look forward to seeing his continued development as a leader in the laboratory and his growing body of literature.
He is enjoying discovering his new home in Texas as an avid runner and cowboy boot aficionado. He will be looking forward to a start in medical school next year.