Our Vascular Biology & Inflammation Section is headed by Professor Susan Brain and based in Franklin-Wilkins Building at the Waterloo campus.
The Section is comprised of basic and clinical scientists who use molecular biology, physiological and pharmacological techniques to elucidate cardiovascular mechanisms in studies incorporating cell biology, integrative whole organism biology and clinical research.
Our main focus is on identifying endogenous humoral, metabolic and oxidative systems that are important in vascular biology. This includes pathophysiological processes that occur in atherosclerosis, diabetes and kidney failure, hypertension and heart failure, stroke, reproduction, arthritis, peripheral inflammation and aging. We aim to identify novel mechanisms that we can then translate into improved treatments.