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  • Thomas Adair, PhD

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    Office: G159
    Lab: G173
    Office phone: (601) 984-1806
    Lab phone: (601) 984-1830
    E-mail: tadair@umc.edu

    Areas of expertise

    • General: Cardiovascular and microcirculatory physiology. Vascular biology.
    • Specific: Growth regulation of the vascular system; metabolic control of angiogenesis, especially the role of oxygen and adenosine; role of epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) in angiogenesis; modeling and computer simulation of the cardiovascular system.

    Research methods and techniques

    Methods for studying angiogenesis both in vivo and in vitro include long-term electrical stimulation of skeletal muscle in rabbits, rats, and mice; chick embryo CAM and whole body assays; rat and mouse aortic ring angiogenesis assays; mouse left ventricular angiogenesis assay; in vivo angioreactor. Analytical methods: histology, morphometric and stereological analyses of the vasculature, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology methods for studying proangiogenic and antiangiogenic growth factors.