Our department’s faculty have research programs in Gene Therapy, Endocrinology, Vascular Biology, Fetal Development, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Muscle Physiology, Mouse Genetics and Cell/Receptor Signaling. Collaborations exist with researchers in nephrology, pharmacology, cardiology, pharmacodynamics, biochemistry, exercise science, physical therapy, bioengineering, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics. The Department routinely ranks high for research dollars per faculty member. Faculty are currently funded by grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Defense totaling over $4.5 million in direct costs.

The department is continually seeking to identify outstanding faculty candidates that can complement or extend the current research interests of the department.

Centers and Programs

The department is pleased to be affiliated with the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, and the Perinatal and Reproductive Biology Research Program.

The Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

Provides research interaction and education through seminars, teaching and scientific discussion on studies related to hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Interdepartmental. Intercollegiate.

Reproductive and Perinatal Biology Research Program

Mission Statement: To foster collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative approaches to basic and translational research that (i) improves the health of pregnant women and their babies, (ii) enhances the reproductive success of agriculturally important animals and wildlife, and (iii) prepares the next generation of scientists in these research disciplines.