Cardiovascular Biology Faculty

BRTP Faculty - Cardiovascular Biology

Keshore R. Bidasee, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience; Ph.D., Univ. West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, 1991.  Regulation of intracellular calcium in cardiovascular disease.

Erika I. Boesen, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Monash Univ., 2005.The endothelin system in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury; inflammatory cytokines and renal function and hypertension.

Pamela K. Carmines, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Indiana Univ., 1982. Renal microcirculation, vasoactive agents and intracellular signaling events regulating renal arteriolar tone, diabetes mellitus.

Steven D. Carson, Professor, Pathology and Microbiology; Ph.D., Univ. Texas Medical 1978. Blood coagulation (tissue factor), coxsackievirus receptor.

Carol A. Casey, Professor, Internal Medicine; Ph.D., Rice Univ., 1980. Biochemistry of alcoholism and digestive system diseases.

Nora Chapman, Professor, Pathology/ Microbiology; Ph.D., Harvard, 1981. Virology, molecular biology. Persistence of enteroviruses in myocarditis/cardiomyopathy and use of coxsackie viruses as a vector.

Kurtis G. Cornish, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Wake Forest Univ., 1977. Regulation of cardiovascular function and the reflex regulation of blood volume.

Lie Gao, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; M.D., West China Univ of Medical Sciences, China, 1984, Ph.D., Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China, 2001. Regulation of bioactivators in the RVLM on cardiovascular activity and autonomic function in normal and disease states.

Georgette D. Kanmogne,  Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Experimantal Neuroscience; Ph.D., Univ of Bristol, United Kingdom, 1996.  HIV/AIDS, Vascular biology, and cell signaling.

Yulong Li, Associate Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, and Emergency Medicine; M.D., Hebei Medical University, 1984; Ph.D., Hebei Medical University, 1994. Dysfunction of baroreceptor neurons in heart failure and diabetes: cellular and molecular mechanisms.

Paras Mishra,  Assistant Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Banaras University, 2006. MicroRNomics of cardiovascular diseases and diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Babu Padanilam, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia, 1985. Cellular, biochemical and molecular analysis of the pathophysiology of acute ischemic renal injury.

Kaushik P. Patel, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Univ.Western Ontario, 1983. Neural control of fluid balance in normal and disease states.

George J. Rozanski, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Loyola Univ., 1981. Cellular basis of the bio-electric properties of cardiac cells in normal and pathophysiological states.

Steven C. Sansom, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Univ. Texas, Houston, 1984. Physiological mechanisms of ion transport in the kidney.

Harold D. Schultz, Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., Univ. Illinois 1979. Sensory and motor functions of the autonomic nervous system.

Paul L. Sorgen, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1999.  Solution NMR of membrane proteins; Characterizing the role of intra- and inter-related interactions of the gap junction protein connexin43.

Steven Tracy, Professor, Pathology and Microbiology; Ph.D., Univ. California, San Diego, 1979. Group B coxsackieviruses, human enteroviruses that cause numerous diseases ranging from mild flu-like illness through aseptic meningitis, myocarditis, and pancreatitis.

Matthew Zimmerman, Associate Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2004.  Mitochondrial-produced reactive oxygen species in central nervous system-related diseases, particularly hypertension and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's disease).

Irving H. Zucker, Professor and Chairperson, Regents/ Named Chair, Cellular and Integrative Physiology; Ph.D., New York Medical College, 1972. Cardiac mechanoreceptors, regulation of blood pressure, heart failure, cardiovascular reflexes.

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