Jaume Padilla, PhD
Dr. Padilla’s research primarily focuses on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms by which physical inactivity and obesity-associated insulin resistance leads to impaired vascular function. A particular area of interest is studying the effects of adipose tissue-derived cytokines, and their interactive effects with hemodynamic forces (e.g., shear stress), in modulating vascular cell phenotype and function. Dr. Padilla’s research is integrative and incorporates in vitro cell and tissue culture models, in vivo studies in small and large animals, and experiments in humans.
- New Investigator Award, American Physiology Society Cardiovascular Section, 2016.
- Experimental Physiology Annual Inaugural Review Award, 2015.
- Environmental and Exercise Physiology New Investigator Award, 2015.