|Faculty Contact Information||Research Interests||Currently Accepting Rotation Students|
|Charles E. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
|Fetus; Stress; Neuroendocrinology; Blood pressure; Hypoxia; Ischemia; Labor; Parturition; Adrenocorticotropin; ACTH; Cortisol; Estrogen; Estradiol; Estradiol-3-Sulfate; Sulfatase; Sulfotransferase.||Yes|
|Abdel Alli, PhD, MPH
|Diabetic nephropathy; Blood pressure disorders; Pregnancy; Ion channels; Sodium transport; Exosomes; Proteases; Scaffolding proteins; Phospholipid phosphates.|
|Erin B. Bruce, PhD
|Dr. Bruce teaches graduate-level courses in Cardiovascular Physiology.|
|Kirk P. Conrad, M.D.
J. Robert and Mary Cade Professor of Physiology
|Cardiovascular and renal vasodilation, and increased arterial compliance during normal pregnancy; Cardiovascular and renal vasodilatory actions and mechanisms of relaxin; Corpus luteal contribution to pregnancy physiology and outcome in assisted reproductive technology; Trophoblast and placental biology; Endometrial antecedents of preeclampsia.|
|Erica A. Dale, Ph.D.
|Neural control of breathing; Stepping, standing, and postural control after spinal cord injury; Spinal mechanisms in the autonomic control of arrhythmias in a porcine model; Respiratory physiology and neurobiology; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Spinal learning.|
|Annette de Kloet, Ph.D.
|Obesity; Hypertension; Metabolic syndrome; Stress and stress-related pathologies; Neuroendocrinology; Neural regulation of blood pressure; Neural regulation of energy metabolism; Thermoregulation; Ingestive behavior; Renin angiotensin system.||Yes|
|Karyn Esser, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Program Director, Institute of Myology
|Circadian rhythms and the molecular clock in skeletal muscle; Exercise and circadian rhythms; Molecular clock and myogenic transcription program; Skeletal muscle hypertrophy; Aging and circadian rhythms; Skeletal muscle structure and function.|
|Hideko Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D.
|The function of Nkx2.5, an evolutionarily conserved NK2 class of homeobox transcription factor in mature cardiomyocytes.|
|Jaya P. Kolli, M.D.
|Dr. Kolli teaches graduate-level courses in Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology.|
|Andrew C. Liu, Ph.D.
|Circadian rhythms in mammals; Biochemistry; Genetics; Molecular biology; Functional genomics;
Behavior; Physiology; Immunology.
|Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D.
|Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Brain Angiotensin Control of Cardiovascular Functions; Genetic Targeting of the RAS for the Control of Hypertension.||Yes|
|Peter P. Sayeski, Ph.D.
|Signal transduction; Jak2 tyrosine kinase; Tyrosine kinase biology; Small molecule inhibitors; Myeloproliferative disorders; Stroke; Hematological malignancies.|
|Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D.
|Gut microbiome; Inflammation; Astrocyte; Transport; Transporter; Membranes; Schizophrenia; Psychosis; TLR3, Innate Immunity; Signaling; Cellular physiology; Antioxidant; PKR; Heme oxygenase; Glutamate.|
|Colin Sumners, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director, Junior Honors Medical Program
|The cellular, molecular and physiological actions of angiotensin II (Ang II) in the brain.|
|Tanja Taivassalo, Ph.D.
|Neuromuscular disease; Mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA disorders; Innovative treatment approaches aimed at inducing skeletal muscle adaptation; Exercise training; Intermittent hypoxia.||Yes|
|Glenn A. Walter, Ph.D.
|Pathophysiology of muscle damage and the development of novel molecular and cellular imaging techniques.||Yes|