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

Abu Ahmed

ABU AHMED (Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences; Postdoctorals Indiana Univ., Augusta Univ., and Loma Linda Univ.), Assistant Research Professor of Basic Sciences. Hypoxic Stress in vascular remodeling, Epigenetic regulation of smooth muscle cell differentiation and phenotypic switching in vascular development and disease.

Arlin Blood

ARLIN B. BLOOD (Ph.D. Loma Linda University), Associate Professor of Physiology and 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), Emeritus 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. Gheorghe

CIPRIAN 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.

Styliani Goulopoulou

STELLA (STYLIANI) GOULOPOULOU (M.S., Ph.D. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Postdoctoral fellowship Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA), Associate Professor of Physiology. Maternal vascular physiology of pregnancy and postpartum. Email: 

Xiang-qun  Hu

XIANG-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 Ma

QINGYI 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. PEARCE (Ph.D. Univ. Michigan, Postdoctoral UCLA), Professor of Physiology.  Fetal and Neonatal Cerebrovascular Biology; Roles of Growth Factors and miRNAs in Smooth Muscle Differentiation; Hypoxic Regulation of Vascular Contractile Protein Expression, Organization and Function. Email:

Rui Song

RUI 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. WILSON (Ph.D. Univ. Calif. Davis, Postdoctoral Univ. Nevada, Reno), Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology.  Developmental programming and impact of fetal-maternal stress on cardio-respiratory disease.


DALIAO XIAO, DVM, PhD. (Ph.D. Loma Linda Univ., Postdoctoral Loma Linda Univ.), Professor of Pharmacology. Cell and molecular mechanisms in regulation of cardiovascular function and fetal programming of adult cardiovascular disease.


STEVEN M. YELLON (Ph.D. Univ. Connecticut, Postdoctoral Fellowship Univ. Michigan, Fulbright Scholar), Professor of Physiology, Pediatrics, and Gynecology and Obstetrics. Endocrinology and immunology of reproduction and parturition.


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.



Olayemi Adeoye

OLAYEMI O. ADEOYE (MBBS Univ. of Lagos, Nigeria, MPH/Ph.D. Loma Linda Univ., Postdoctoral Loma Linda Univ.) Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mechanisms of drug metabolism during pregnancy, development and hypoxic stress, maternal obesity and fetal programming and health disparities and cardiovascular complications of cancers. Email:  

Andrei Radulescu

ANDREI RADULESCU (M.D./Ph.D. Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania, Postdoctoral/Residency The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Fellowship Univ. of Alabama) Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics. Necrotizing enterocolitis, Prenatal treatment strategies for neonatal conditions, Neurodevelopment. Email: