Vascular Biology Center
The purpose for formation of the center was to provide a mechanism for focusing GRU research on the investigation of cellular and integrated vascular function under both normal and pathological conditions. This area of research is of vital importance to human health because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The center is comprised of 15 Core Faculty members with diverse but complementary expertise.
In addition, the center has 35 Associate Faculty members who are involved in many collaborative studies with the Core Faculty.
The goal of the center, since its inception, has been to bring together a group of expert cardiovascular researchers who have similar interests. Due to their common interests and the convenience of physically adjoining laboratory space, many productive collaborative research projects have developed among the center faculty. A comprehensive range of expertise that exists among current faculty includes:
- Expertise in six vascular systems (cardiac, coronary, pulmonary, cerebral, retinal, and renal)
- Numerous models of clinical vascular pathologies (ARDS,vasospasm, cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, shock, diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy, stroke,hypertension, edema, thromboembolism,acute and chronic renal failure, and more)
- The use of a wide variety ofstate-of-the-art techniques including molecular, genetic, cellular, organ/tissue, and whole animal models.
- Sponsors a weekly seminar program that features nationally and internationally recognized speakers;
- Administers a graduate program in Vascular Biology leading to the Ph.D. degree.
|November 13, 2013||Yun Zheng Le, Ph.D., Choctaw Chair in Diabetes Research, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Harold Hamm Diabestes Center, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center|
December 4, 2013
Begins at 12:30 PM
|Burns C. Blaxall, Ph.D., Director of Translational Science, Heart Institute, Dept. of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|December 11, 2013||Gary K. Owens, Ph.D., Robert M. Berne Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia School of Medicine|
December 18, 2013
Begins at 11:30 AM
|Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin|