The faculty of the Center and some of their areas of expertise are as follows:
ARLIN B. BLOOD (Ph.D. Loma Linda University), Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fetal and Newborn Cardiovascular and Metabolic Responses to Hypoxic Stress, Bioactivity of Nitric Oxide Metabolites.
CHARLES A. DUCSAY (Ph.D. Univ. Florida, Postdoctoral Univ. Oregon), Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics. Signal Transduction in Myometrium, Endocrine Regulation of the Initiation of Parturition, and Effect of Chronic Hypoxia on Mechanisms of Uterine Contractility.
RAVI GOYAL, MD., PhD. (Ph.D. Univ. Mississippi, Postdoctoral Loma Linda Univ.), Assist. Professor of Physiology. Role of DNA methylation, histone modifications, and non-coding RNA in differential gene regulation as a consequence of development, angiogenesis, hypoxia, and apoptosis.
EUGENIA MATA-GREENWOOD (Ph.D. Univ. Illinois at Chicago, Postdoctorals Northwestern Univ., and Univ. California, San Diego), Assist. Professor of Pharmacology and Biochemistry. Molecular Basis of High/Low Sensitivity to Antiinflammatory or Inflammatory Agents in Endothelial Cells, Role of Vitamin D in Models of Placenta Insufficiency.
WILLIAM J. PEARCE (Ph.D. Univ. Michigan, Postdoctoral UCLA), Professor of Physiology. Regulation of Contractility - Relaxation Mechanisms of Cerebral Blood Vessels; Role of Endothelium, eNOS, cGMP, Inositol Phosphates, and Myosin Light Chain Ca2+ Sensitivity.
GORDON G. POWER (M.D. Univ. Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Univ. Virginia, Univ. Pennsylvania), Professor of Physiology and Internal Medicine. Regulation of Fetal Oxygen Consumption and Metabolism, the Roles of Adenosine, Nitric Oxide, and Fatty Acids.
CHRISTOPHER G. WILSON (Ph.D. Univ. of CA, Davis, Postdoctoral NIH/NINDS), Assoc. Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics. Neural control of breathing, Developmental changes in cardiorespiratory control, Neuroinflammation as a modulator of the autonomic nervous system.
SEAN M. WILSON (Ph.D. Univ. Calif. Davis, Postdoctoral Univ. Nevada, Reno), Assist. Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology. Signal Transduction in Pulmonary Vasculature, Influence of Development and Chronic Hypoxia on Mechanisms of Pulmonary Vascular Contractility.
DALIAO XIAO, DVM, PhD. (Ph.D. Loma Linda Univ., Postdoctoral Loma Linda Univ.), Assoc. Professor of Pharmacology. Cell and molecular mechanisms of vascular contractility and fetal programming of adult hypertensive phenotype.
STEVEN M. YELLON (Ph.D. Univ. Connecticut, Postdoctoral Univ. Michigan), Professor of Physiology and Pediatrics. Neuroendocrinology in the Fetus and Newborn, Pineal Gland Melatonin Rhythms and Reproduction, and Neuro-Immune System Interactions.
LUBO ZHANG (Ph.D. Iowa State Univ., Postdoctoral Univ. Nevada, Reno), Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics. Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of developmental programming of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.