Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
The 2014 Annual E.J. Van Liere Memorial Convocation and HSC Research Day was held Thursday, February 27th & Friday, February 28th, 2014.
•Mary Davis, Ph.D. recently was quoted in Newsweek "The Many Disasters Behind the West Virginia Chemical Disaster".
•Timothy Nurkiewicz, Ph.D. recently received the Dean's Excellence Award in Research. Dr. Nurkiewicz's research interests are mechanisms of microvascular dysfunction due to pulmonary exposure to particles and nanoparticles.
•Mohammed A. Nayeem, MSc, PhD. was recently awarded a R01-NIH grant by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute /NIH to investigate the cause and effect of endothelial dysfunction which is associated with corresponding changes in vascular tone and increases in contractility, a condition that may cause hypertension in susceptible individuals with allelic variants in cyp2j-epoxygenases, soluble epoxide hydrolase and adenosine receptors. These allelic variants in humans may have similarities to our transgenic mice that regulate vascular tone and blood pressure. The outcome from this proposed study may provide us possible new targets or combination of targets for the prevention as well as for the treatment of growing number of high blood pressure individuals in this country and the world.