Research Training Faculty

Xuequn Chen, Ph.D. - Cellular and Molecular Physiology Noreen Rossi, M.D. - Nephrology; nervous system control of blood pressure and renal regulation
Philip Levy, M.D.  - Hypertension, hypertensive heart disease and heart failure Takeshi Sakamoto, Ph.D. - mechanical properties of acto-myosin system
Li Li, Ph.D. - molecular mechanisms of smooth muscle cell (SMC) phenotypic modulation during development and in vascular diseases  Timothy Stemmler, Ph.D. - Spectroscopic techniques to characterize the structure & function of a series of proteins involved in regulating cellular metal homeostasis & oxidative stress
Jason Mateika, Ph.D.  - Pulmonary physiology; Sleep Physiology; Neurophysiology Jiemei Wang, Ph.D. - translate the mechanistic insights for new therapeutic modalities in cardiovascular disorders and tissue repair
Howard Matthew, Ph.D. - Tissue Engineering of Cardiovascular, Bone & Liver Systems; Modular Tissue Engineering for Assembly of Transplantable Vascularized Tissue Robert Wessells, Ph.D. - Cardiac senescence; effects of exercise-training on functional aging; insulin/TOR signaling; fatty acid transporters
Patrick Mueller, Ph.D. - Neurohumoral control of the circulation, cardiovascular deconditioning, exercise training Zhengping Yi, Ph.D. - insulin signaling, insulin resistance, diabetes, and proteomics. Insulin resistance lies at the base of the array of diseases or pre-disease conditions (obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers)
Donal O'Leary, Ph.D.  - neural and hormonal mechanisms of control of arterial blood pressure, heart rate, cardiac output, regional blood flow and sympathetic nerve activity during dynamic exercise Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D. - cellular stress responses originated from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and/or mitochondria that modulate inflammation and metabolism that are associated with metabolic disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer.
Pablo Ortiz, Ph.D - Control of salt and water reabsorption by the kidneys; molecular regulation of transport; protein trafficking, exocytosis and endocytosis in polarized renal epithelium Ren Zhang, Ph.D. - metabolic syndrome - the risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
Suresh Palaniyandi, Ph.D. - Hypertension, blood pressure, vascular research