Nour-Eddine Rhaleb was born in Mohammedia, Morocco, in 1960. He received his B.S. degree in microbiology in 1985, the M.A. degree in pharmacology in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in pharmacology in 1992 under the mentorship of Professor Domenico Regoli. His Ph.D. thesis was about the characterization of B1 and B2 receptors for kinins in arterial, intestinal, and bladder pharmacological preparations in vitro. All his diplomas were obtained from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. From 1992 to 1995, he joined the Laboratory of Dr. Oscar A. Carretero at the Division of Hypertension and Vascular Research, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich, USA, for a postdoctoral training. He competed and obtained successively several fellowships from The Foundation of Research in Science of Quebec (FRSQ), Heart Disease Foundation, and Medical Research Council of Canada. He was trained to use several models of hypertension and studied the role of vasoactive hormones in the regulation of blood pressure under normal conditions and during hypertension using mouse and rat models of hypertension. Since 1996, he works as a Senior Staff Scientist at the above-mentioned division and as an Associate Professor of physiology at the School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA. His National Institute of Health-funded research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of an endogenously occurring peptide (Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro-OH) and identification and characterization of its receptor(s). In addition, his work also focuses on the role of various cells and cytokines of adaptive immune system on end organ injury and dysfunction in hypertension, using various mouse models.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2010