Cardiovascular / Respiratory Biology

We aim to understand the molecular and physiological basis of the heart, lung and blood diseases. The related study of neuronal mechanisms that regulate respiration and blood pressure provides an integrated view of these vital processes. This understanding is leveraged to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Pharmacology Faculty

Douglas Bayliss

Bayliss, Douglas A.

Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

Norbert Leitinger

Leitinger, Norbert

Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes

Kevin Lynch

Lynch, Kevin R.

Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate

Other PSTG Faculty

Brant Isakson

Isakson, Brant

Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.

Swapnil Sonkusare

Sonkusare, Swapnil

Identify the calcium signaling abnormalities that lead to vascular dysfunction and blood pressure elevation in cardiovascular disorders