Hypertensive Vascular Disease

Diagram illustrating hypertensive vascular disorder
The role of cyclooxygenase (COX) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in vascular disease is shown schematically.

A common vascular disease is hypertension whereby loss of elasticity of arteries in the vascular system leads to enhanced blood pressure leading to diseases of the heart, kidney and strokes. Scientists are trying to uncover the basic mechanisms at work in blood pressure control, genetic elements of hypertension and molecular events of this important disease process.

Robin Davisson, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
and Cell and Developmental Biology
Email: rld44@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-253-3336

Roberto Levi MD, DSc

Professor of Pharmacology
Email: rlevi@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6223

David P. Hajjar, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School
Executive Vice Provost and Senior Executive Vice Dean, The Medical College
Frank H.T. Rhodes Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Biology and Genetics
Professor of Biochemistry and Pathology
Email: dphajjar@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6900

Annarita Di Lorenzo, PHD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Email: and2039@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212 746-6476