CARDIOVASCULAR & PULMONARY BIOLOGY

Computer rendering of heart with heartline

Associated Faculty 

 

Dabertrand, Fabrice
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Bordeaux Segalen, France
The control of cerebral blood flow by ion channels and calcium signaling in the pericytes, endothelial cells, and smooth muscle cells that constitute the brain microcirculation. We use this information to combat brain diseases with a vascular component.

Gerber, Anthony N.
Professor
MD/PhD, 1998, Univ. of Washington
Targeting the glucocorticoid receptor for the treatment of inflammatory disorders of the lung such as asthma.

Lahm, Timothy

Professor of Medicine 

MD, 2000, University of Heidelberg

Pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, sex differences in cardiopulmonary disease, estrogen signaling in the lung and right ventricle, angiogenesis and endothelial cell function in pulmonary vascular disease and right heart failure, hypoxia-induced cardiac and lung vascular remodeling, neurohormonal signaling in right heart failure, androgen signaling in asthma

 

McKinsey, Timothy A.
Associate Professor
PhD, 1998, Vanderbilt Univ.
Epigenetic regulation of heart failure; signaling and transcriptional mechanisms of muscle disease.

 

Port, J. David
Professor
PhD, 1989, Univ. of Utah
G-protein linked receptors and their regulation; regulation of mRNA stability.

Proenza, Catherine
Assistant Professor
PhD, 1999, Colorado State Univ.
We are interested in the cellular and molecular machinery responsible for cardiac pacemaking and its regulation by the autonomic nervous system.

Song, Kunhua
Assistant Professor
PhD, 2007, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Using stem cells as a tool in the treatment of heart disease.

Sucharov, Carmen
Assistant Professor
PhD, 1997, Univ. of Pennsylvania/ Univ. Federal do Rio de Janerio
Signal transduction and gene expression in adult and pediatric human heart failure.

Tuder, Rubin
Professor
MD, 1979, São Paulo University of Medicine
Overall goals are to define the mechanisms of COPD pathogenesis and the molecular, cellular, and histopathological features of Pulmonary Hypertension. Our lab studies the pathogenesis of cigarette smoke induced emphysema and its underlying mechanisms, including the role of RTP-801 and adipocytokine, as well as his investigation in the pathogenesis of schistosomiasis-related pulmonary hypertension and development of targeted methods and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Weiser-Evans, Mary C.M.
Professor
PhD, 1992, Colorado State Univ.
Defining the molecular signaling mechanisms regulating vascular smooth muscle cell function in the setting of vascular fibroproliferative diseases, including restenosis and pulmonary hypertension.