Dr. Granger is the Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Director of the Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He earned his doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1983. He received his postdoctoral training in physiology at the Mayo Clinic from 1983-85. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Physiology at Mayo Medical School in 1985. In 1986, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In 1990, he moved back to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Granger is an associate editor for Hypertension and serves as editor of the eBook series entitled Integrative Systems Physiology. He has also served as editor of the Council for High Blood Pressure Newsletter and associate editor for News in Physiological Sciences and American Journal of Physiology. He has served as a member of editorial boards of American Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Physiology-Renal, American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory and Integrative Physiology, Journal of CardioMetabolic Syndrome and Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. He has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts. He is a past-president of the American Physiological Society (APS). He also serves on leadership committees of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association and Inter-American Society of Hypertension.
He has received several awards, including the 2011 AHA Distinguished Achievement Award, the APS 2008 E.H. Starling Distinguished Lecture Award, APS 2008 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award, Dahl Memorial Lecture of the AHA, the Bowditch Lecture of the APS, and the Established Investigator Award of the AHA. Dr. Granger's research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1984.
Dr. Granger's research has focused on the role of the kidneys in the pathogenesis of hypertension. His current research focuses on the role of endothelial and neurohormonal factors in mediating hypertension in animal models of preeclampsia. His laboratory is also investigating the role of the renal endothelin system in salt-sensitive hypertension.
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