Research spotlight: Kim Tran

December 1, 2010 —

Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the physiology and pharmacology department. His laboratory is interested in various aspects of cardiovascular biology and pathology, in particular the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for vascular inflammation and dysregulation of vascular tone, conditions that are associated with the development of atherosclerosis, hypertension and many other cardiovascular diseases. Current projects in his lab are focused on the intracellular and intercellular mechanisms underlying hormonal, pharmacological and inflammatory responses by primary culture vascular endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells and macrophages.