Research Interest

My research interests have focused on understanding the pathogenesis of renal and cardiac injury due to atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD), and the development of novel treatment strategies to improve blood pressure and renal outcomes after revascularization in swine ARVD. These studies include the application of state-of-the-art imaging techniques (multi-detector computer tomography, micro-computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc.) in animal models and in humans. In addition, I have been involved in several projects aimed to elucidate the deleterious effects of inflammation in the ARVD kidney, and the development of treatment options (stem cells, progenitor cells, anti-apoptotic drugs, etc.) to attenuate microvascular rarefaction and loss beyond the stenotic lesion.



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