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  • Christine Maric, PhD

     MaricII.jpgAssociate Professor
    Director, Histology Core                          
    Office: G257
    Lab: G264
    Histology Lab: G274
    Office phone: (601) 984-1818
    Lab phone: (601) 984-1943
    E-mail: cmaric@umc.edu

    Areas of expertise

    • General: End-organ complications of diabetes.
    • Specific: Sex hormones in the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy. Gender differences in chronic renal diseas.e Renin-angiotensin system and diabetic organ complications.

    Research methods

    Our laboratory uses the streptozotocin-induced diabetes rat as the experimental model. We use morphological tools (histology and electron microscopy) and immunohistochemistry to analyze renal pathology and localize expression of proteins in tissues.

    Western blotting and a variety of biochemical assays to analyze the expression and activity of proteins and sex steroids in the tissue and circulation.

    Chronic measurements of arterial pressure and renal hemodynamics in rats.

    Molecular and biochemical assays of oxidative stress and inflammation(i.e. RTPCR, Western Blot, ELISA).

    Histology (general and immunohistochemistry).