The faculty of the Center and some of their areas of expertise are as follows:

ARLIN B. BLOODARLIN 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.



Ciprian P. GheorgheCiprian P. Gheorghe (M.D./Ph.D. Loma Linda Univ., Postdoctoral/Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fellowship Yale Univ.), Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Fetal programming of adult disease, in utero therapy of fetal anomalies, pathogenesis of gastroschisis.


Xiang-qun HuXiang-qun Hu (Ph.D. Iowa State Univ., Postdoctorals Loma Linda Univ. and Harvard Medical School), Associate Research Professor of Basic Sciences. Mechanism of uterine vascular adaptation/maladaptation in normal/pathological pregnancies.



Qingyi MaQingyi Ma (Ph.D. Loma Linda Univ., Postdoctorals USC and Loma Linda Univ.), Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences. Neuronal and cerebrovascular injuries in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; Fetal programming of neurological disorders in adulthood by maternal stress.




EUGENIA MATA-GREENWOOD (Ph.D. Univ. Illinois at Chicago, Postdoctorals Northwestern Univ., and Univ. California, San Diego), Associate 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. PEARCEWILLIAM 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.



RUI SONGRUI SONG Ph.D. Southern Medical Univ., Postdoctorals Univ. of Colorado and Loma Linda Univ.), Assistant Research Professor of Basic Sciences. Cell and molecular mechanisms of vascular contractility and epigenetic mechanisms of myocardial injury in adult and in adult offspring with prenatal hypoxia exposure.



CHRISTOPHER G. WILSON (Ph.D. Univ. of CA, Davis, Postdoctoral NIH/NINDS), 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. WILSONSEAN M. WILSON (Ph.D. Univ. Calif. Davis, Postdoctoral Univ. Nevada, Reno), Associate 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.), Professor of Pharmacology. Cell and molecular mechanisms of vascular contractility and fetal programming of adult hypertensive phenotype.


STEVEN M. YELLONSTEVEN 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.