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Jaume Padilla, PhD

Jaume Padilla

Assistant Professor
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
306 Gwynn Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (812) 345-3566
Vita (PDF)

Research Focus

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 Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section, 2016.
  • Experimental Physiology Annual Inaugural Review Award, 2015.
  • New Investigator Award, American Physiological Society Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section, 2015.