Dr. Jalees Rehman is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. His research is focused on cell physiology, metabolism of cancer cells, vascular cells, stem cells and gene expression data. He is a cell physiologist and physician scientist, and directs a research group that studies metabolism of cancer cells, vascular cells, and stem cells as well as develops novel computational approaches to investigate gene expression data.Dr. Rehmans laboratory is currently funded by a multi-PI NIH R01 grant to investigate bidirectional endothelial-mesenchymal transdifferentiation, a multi-PI R21 to develop novel tools for studying oncogenic signaling and an R01 to study iPSC-derived cardiovascular cells. He is also the project leader of an NIH Program Project Grant to study metabolic responses to inflammation.Dr. Rehman joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 because it has been building a major program to study stem cell biology and this has allowed him to regularly interact and collaborate with multiple NIH funded stem cell biologists. In light of their work on mitochondrial networking in cancer cells, the role of metabolic regulation of transcriptional activity in stem cells and cancer cells and mesenchymal-endothelial transdifferentiation, he joined the UI Cancer Center. They have ongoing collaboration with several members of the Cancer Center.His research is focused on cell physiology, metabolism of cancer cells, vascular cells, stem cells and gene expression data.