Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Guillermo Oliver Lab

About Our Lab

The Oliver Lab focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular steps controlling lymphatic vasculature and eye development in health and disease. To do this, we combine in vivo (mouse) and in vitro (organoids) models.  


  • Dr. Nozomu Takata receives Research Fellowship from the Uehara Memorial Foundation (Japan).
  • See Dr. Oliver's Online Symposium, "Lymphatic Vasculature in the 21st Century: Developmental Mechanisms and Functional Roles."
  • Miss our inaugural Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology Research Retreat? Catch up on the exciting event here!
  • Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Oliver lab!

Selected Publications

Liu, X., et al., (2020). Lymphoangiocrine signals promote cardiac growth and repair. Nature,Dec;588(7839):705-711. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2998-x. Epub 2020 Dec 9.PMID: 33299187 (highlighted in Nature Reviews Cardiology: DOI: 10.1038/s41569-020-00495-z

Ma W., Jin Gil, H., Liu X., Diebold L., Morgan M., Oxendine M., Gao P., Chandel N. and Oliver, G. (2021).Mitochondria respiration controls the Prox1-Vegfr3 feedback loop during lymphatic endothelial cell specification and maintenance. Sci Adv. 2021 Apr 30;7(18):eabe7359. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe7359. PMID: 33931446; PMCID: PMC8087398.

Oliver, G., Kipnis, J., Randolph, G.J., and Harvey, N.L. (2020). The Lymphatic Vasculature in the 21st Century: Novel Functional Roles in Homeostasis and Disease. Cell 182, 270-296.

Ma, W., Gil, H.J., Escobedo, N., Benito-Martín, A., Ximénez-Embún, P., Muñoz, J., Peinado, H., Rockson, S.G., and Oliver, G. (2020). Platelet factor 4 is a biomarker for lymphatic-promoted disorders. JCI Insight.

Fiore, L., Takata, N., Acosta, S., Ma, W., Pandit, T., Oxendine, M., & Oliver, G. (2020). Optic vesicle morphogenesis requires primary cilia. Developmental biology.


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Guillermo Oliver, PhD

Guillermo Oliver, PhD
Director, Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology

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