Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Primary Faculty

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 Dr. Bina Joe

Bina Joe, Ph.D., FAHA, FAPS, ISHF
Distinguished University Professor & Chair
Frederick-Hiss Endowed Professor
Founding Executive Director, Center for Hypertension & Precision Medicine (CHPM)
Principal Investigator, Program in Physiological Genomics
Host-microbial and metabolomic Interactions in Hypertension Research Laboratory

 matam vijaykumar

Matam Vijay-Kumar, Ph.D.
Director, University of Toledo Microbiome Consortium (UT-MiCo)
Microbiota and Immunity in GI, Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory

Dr. Jennifer Hill Jennifer Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Molecular Medicine (MOME) Track

Neuroendocrine Physiology Laboratory

 charles thodeti Charles Thodeti, Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS

Laboratory of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology and Therapeutics 

Jasenka zubcevic

Jasenka Zubcevic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Autonomic Regulation (LAR)

 sailaja paruchuri

Sailaja Paruchuri, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Bioactive Lipid Signaling in Pulmonary Physiology

 Dr. John Turner

John Turner, Ph.D.
Climate Change and Environmental Research Laboratory 

 Dr. Lauren Koch


Lauren Koch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Exercise Capacity Research (ECR) Laboratory


 Dr. Ritu Chakravarti

Ritu Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Laboratory of  Autoimmunity & Cytokine Signaling 

 tao  yang

Tao Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Microbiota and Drug Metabolism in Hypertension Research Laboratory

 piu saha  

Piu Saha, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Nutrition and Mucosal Immunology 

Dr. Guillermo Vazquez

Guillermo Vazquez, Ph.D., FAHA
Program Director, MSBS-MS
Associate Director, Center for Hypertension & Precision Medicine (CHPM)

 Dr. Nikolai Modyanov  Nikolai Modyanov, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Developmental Cardiology Research Laboratory


Dr. George Cicila

George T. Cicila, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor

Joint & Emeritus Faculty

Joint Appointments

Emeritus Faculty

Last Updated: 5/3/22