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Sathish Kumar

Expert on hormonal regulation of cardiovascular and placental function

Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences School of Veterinary Medicine Work: 608-265-1046 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Understanding mechanisms of vascular adaptations during pregnancy and how alterations in androgens, renin angiotensin system, etc lead to development of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.
  • Examine the mechanisms of nutrient transport across the placenta to fetus, and how this is perturbed during fetal growth restriction.
  • Investigate the fetal and neonatal programming of sex differences in adult onset cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
  • Understand hypertension signaling mechanisms. How sex steroid hormones (androgens and estrogens) differentially regulate vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cell function in male vs females?