Michelle A. Clark

Nova Southeastern University, USA


Michelle A. Clark has been at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla, USA, with the B.A. degree in chemistry, 1990, from University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in medical sciences specializing in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 1995 and 1996, respectively. She served at Wake Forest University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in hypertension and vascular diseases from 1996 to 2001. Her research is in the area of pharmacology and neuroscience, specifically determining the role of the central renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the control of hypertension and other types of cardiovascular diseases. Primary focus is on using transgenic rat models of hypertension to determine some of the CNS-mediated responses leading to hypertension. Cultured brain cells (astrocytes and neurons) are used to determine the responses of angiotensin peptides in these rats. In most cases, the underlying causes of hypertension are unknown. Understanding how different types of cells are affected by dysregulation of signaling molecules in the renin angiotensin system and how this, in turn, affects blood pressure will allow us to design better drugs for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and Chairperson at Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.

Biography Updated on 17 September 2013

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