Research studies are directed toward cardiac and vascular disorders including: heart failure, ischemia/reperfusion injury, systemic and pulmonary hypertension, and diabetes. Focal areas of investigation include mechanisms of vascular endothelial dysfunction, vascular fibrosis, mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiac myocytes and vascular cells, vascular smooth muscle phenotypes and circadian regulation of vascular function.
The department's six principal investigators collaborate with cardiovascular investigators in:
The research of the department's faculty addresses fundamental gaps in knowledge relevant to the treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses such as: Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia, PTSDpost-traumatic stress disorder, ADHDattention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and drug addiction.
Model systems and state-of-the-art experimental approaches assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff scientists research basic neurobiology and clinical neuropathology.