Renal and Transport Physiology

Faculty in this Research Group

Renal and neural mechanisms mediating cardiovascular health and disease; Autonomic regulation of renal function; Peripheral sensory nerve activity and interaction with immune mediators

Comparative renal physiology; Avian renal physiology; Type II diabetes.

Sex differences in T cell mediated hypertension, role of estrogen in development of postmenopausal hypertension

Gap-junction channel function and regulation; mechanistic basis for contribution of gap junctions to 1) controlled cell proliferation and 2) coordinated function of the heart and blood vessels in health and disease states.

Na,K-ATPase regulation and control of aqueous humor secretion; role of Na,K-ATPase alpha 2 isoform in optic nerve astrocytes, Src kinase effects on lens Na,K-ATPase.

2007: Promoting biotechnology issues in Arizona (laboratory closed down 2006)

Microscopic imaging and spectroscopy; metabolism and stimulus-response coupling in muscle and insulin-secreting cells.

Renal physiology and anatomy; comparative renal physiology; the urine concentrating mechanism; cellular and molecular mechanisms of membrane transport

In vivo functions of gap-junction intercellular channels.

Molecular and cellular physiology of membrane transport.