Investigators

Pilot Project Investigators

The Cardiorenal and Metabolic Disease Center (CMDC) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers pilot project grants through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). These pilot grants are intended to assist new investigators in generating sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding.

  • Jennifer Sasser, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Project title: Elucidating Mechanisms Responsible for the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia using the Dahl Salt Sensitive Rat as a Novel of Preeclampsia.
  • Michael Hall, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Cardiology
    Project title: Renal Sinus Fat, Hypertension and Altered Renal Hemodynamics. Hall.M
  • Eric George, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project title: A Novel Proangiogenic Therapy for Preeclampsia
  • Bernadette Grayson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
    Project title: Placental Dysfunction and VSG-Induced Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • J. Paula Warrington, PhD, Instructor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Project title: Degenerins and Pregnancy Mediated Cerebrovascular Abnormalities.
  • Andrew Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
    Project title: Quantitative CT Imaging Biomarkers for NAFLD.
  • Fan Fan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Project title: Role of 20-HETE on aging and hypertension related cerebral vascular disease.