Sonkusare, Swapnil

Swapnil Sonkusare

Swapnil Sonkusare

Primary Appointment

Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Education

  • PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Postdoc, University of Vermont

Contact Information

409 Lane Road
MR4 Toom 6051A
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Telephone: 434-297-7401
Email: sks2n@virginia.edu
Website: http://www.cvrc.virginia.edu/Sonkusare/index.html

Research Interests

Microcirculation, vascular ion channels, calcium signaling mechanisms, endothelial cells, hypertension

Research Description

Our mission is to understand the calcium signalling pathways that control the diameter of small blood vessels, with special focus on calcium entry channels in endothelial cells. We utilize high-speed imaging of localized calcium signals, patch clamp electrophysiology and functional studies coupled with transgenic mouse models. The ultimate goals are to understand how the networks of ion channels control local blood flow and vascular resistance and to use this information for unraveling pathological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches for vascular disorders.

Selected Publications