My laboratory focuses on animal physiology with special emphasis on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology. Specifically, my primary research lies on the development of pharmacological strategies to improve endothelial dysfunction in animal models of inflammation and hypertension. Other interests include assessing the mechanisms of chronic edema and chronic inflammation during prolonged heart failure. Because of my expertise in clinically relevant animal models, numerous and successful collaborations have resulted in significant peer-reviewed publications.
Marie-Francoise Doursout, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research