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Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Metabolic Disease


CLM Focus Area

Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Metabolic Disease - CLM

Research related to the investigations of cardiac function, blood vessel circulation of organs; lymphatic vessel physiology, lymphatic control of inflammation and immune responses; underlying pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes, aging, heart disease, hypertension, lymphedema, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney and liver injury, eye conditions, and cancer.

Faculty

Pooneh Bagher

Pooneh Bagher, PhD

bagher@tamu.edu | 979.436.9258 | Office: MREB-II, 2344

Research Interest

Vascular biology

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Sarah Bondos

Sarah Bondos, PhD

bondos@tamu.edu | 979.436.0807 | Office: MREB-II, 4417

Research Interest

Promoting and guiding angiogenesis and blood vessel repair with functionalized biomaterials

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Sanjukta Chakraborty, PhD

Sanjukta Chakraborty, PhD

schakraborty@tamu.edu | 979.436.0697 | Office: MREB-II, 2416

Research Interest

Inflammation, signal transduction, microbiome, lymphatic pathologies

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Jiang Chang

Jiang Chang, MD, PhD

jiangchang@tamu.edu | 713.677.7603 | Office: ALKEK, 820F

Research Interest

Heart failure; cardiac remodeling; diabetic cardiomyopathy; epigenetics; extracellular vesicles

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Robin Fuchs Young

Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD

fuchs-young@tamu.edu | 512.699.3704 | Office: MREB-II

Research Interest

Diet, metabolism and disease

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Anatoliy Gashev

Anatoliy Gashev, MD, PhD, DMSc

gashev@tamu.edu | 979.450.0796 | Office: MREB-II

Research Interest

Lymphatic vessels, inflammation, metabolic syndrome, aging.

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Cedric Geoffroy

Cedric Geoffroy, PhD

geoffroy@tamu.edu | 979.436.9023 | Office: MREB, 4100

Research Interest

Cardiometabolic and bowel dysfunctions after spinal injury

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Shannon Glaser

Shannon Glaser, PhD

sglaser@tamu.edu | 979.436.9260 | Office: MREB-II, 2342

Research Interest

Lymphatics in chronic liver diseases & cholangiocarcinoma

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Travis Hein

Travis Hein, PhD

thein@tamu.edu | 979.436.9261 | Office: MREB-II, 2348

Research Interest

Vascular biology, microcirculation, nitric oxide and endothelin-1 signaling; diabetes

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Yun Huang

Yun Huang, PhD

yun.huang@tamu.edu | 713.677.7484

Research Interest

Epigenetic regulation in cardiac system

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent, MD

tkent@tamu.edu | 713.677.7523 | Office: ALKEK, 1004

Research Interest

cerebrovascular regulation, mitochondria, clinical trials, oxidative stress

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Lih Kuo

Lih Kuo, PhD

lkuo@tamu.edu | 979.436.9262 | Office: MREB-II

Research Interest

Vascular physiology and pathophysiology, microcirculation, coronary and retinal blood flow regulation 

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Cynthia Meininger

Cynthia Meininger, PhD

cjm@tamu.edu | 979.436.9263 | Office: MREB-II, 3418

Research Interest

Vascular complications of diabetes, vascular and lymphatic endothelial cells

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Rajesh Miranda

Rajesh Miranda, PhD

rmiranda@tamu.edu | 979.436.0332 | Office: MREB

Research Interest

Fetal vascular development, placental-brain communication, drug effects

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, PhD

brettmitchell@tamu.edu | 979.436.0751 | Office: MREB-II, 2412

Research Interest

Immunity, inflammation, and lymphatics in hypertension

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Mariappan Muthuchamy

Mariappan Muthuchamy, PhD

marim@tamu.edu | 979.436.9264 | Office: MREB-II, 2410

Research Interest

Mechanisms of heart and lymphatic functions: inflammatory signaling & therapeutic interventions

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Xu Peng

Xu Peng, MD, PhD

xp23@tamu.edu | 979.436.9265 | Office: MREB-II, 3417

Research Interest

Molecular mechanisms in heart hypertrophy

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Joseph Rutkowski

Joseph Rutkowski, PhD

rutkowski@tamu.edu | 979.436.0576 | Office: MREB-II, 2414

Research Interest

Lymphatic roles in cardiorenal pathologies: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Farida Sohrabji

Farida Sohrabji, PhD

f-sohrabji@tamu.edu | 979.436.0335 | Office: MREB, 4102

Research Interest

Stroke, blood brain barrier

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Carl Tong, PhD

Carl Tong, MD, PhD, FACC

ctong@tamu.edu | 979.436.9268 | Office: MREB-II, 2346

Research Interest

Improve cross-bridge cycling to prevent/treat heart failure, develop CVS diseases diagnostic/monitor

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Andreea Trache

Andreea Trache, PhD

trache@tamu.edu | 979.436.0826 | Office: MREB-II, 2340

Research Interest

Aging, thoracic aneurysm, experimental biophysics, cellular and tissue biomechanics, Microscopy

Graduate Program Affiliation

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David Zawieja

David Zawieja, PhD

dcz@tamu.edu | 979.436.0829 | Office: MREB-II, 1341

Research Interest

Roles of lymphatic function and dysfunction in health and disease

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Warren Zimmer, PhD

Warren Zimmer, PhD

wezimmer@tamu.edu | 979.436.0752 | Office: MREB-II, 3416

Research Interest

Smooth muscle differentiation, gene expression, serum response factor activation

Graduate Program Affiliation

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Keywords: cardiovascular disease; angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis; lymphatic dysfunction; diabetes; obesity; heart; vessels; kidney; liver; adipose tissue; muscle cells; endothelial cells; eyes; inflammation; immune response