Focus Areas – Vascular Biology and Hypertension

Paul Aisen (website)
Vice Chair and Professor
Mechanisms underlying the increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in women and in drug development for treating Alzheimer’s disease
Steven Ebert, PhD (website)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Sex steroid hormones and drug-induced arrhythmias
Carolyn Ecelbarger, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Regulation of renal sodium, water transport proteins and blood pressure by insulin during Type I and Type II diabetes.
Richard Gillis (website)
Professor of Pharmacology
Determine the location of glucose-sensing areas in the brain in order to use this knowledge to treat problems associated with diabetes
Barbara Howard, PhD
Senior Scientist and former President of MedStar Research Institute
Risk factors for CVD, with special interest in diabetes, lipids, and the effects of diabetes on CVD in women
Hong Ji, MD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Gonadal steroid regulation of angiotensin receptors
Bjoern Knollman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine
Molecules involved in cardiac arrhythmias
Bob Lechleider, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
TGF-beta regulation of vascular development
Christine Maric, PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine
Sex differences in diabetic renal disease
Susan Mulroney, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Physiology
Sex differences in cardio-renal pathology
Adam Myers, PhD
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Biophysics
Sex Differences in regulation of hemostasis and vascular function in normal function and disease
Kathryn Sandberg, PhD (website)
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Physiology, Director of the CSD
Sex differences in hypertension and associated cardiovascular and renal disease
Jason Umans, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine
Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and in menopause
Zofia Zukowska, MD, PhD (website)
Professor and Chair, Departments of Physiology and Biophysics
The effects of sex differences on the role of Neuropeptide Y in vascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, stress-related disorders and tumors