The Basic Sciences Division of the CICMD is comprised of faculty, students, and postdoctoral trainees from across the UF campus. Together we strive to promote the detection, prevention, and treatment of cardiometabolic disease through research focused on the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular and metabolic function and disease. CICMD members in the Basic Sciences Division use animal models to study the role of the brain, vasculature, kidney, heart, immune and GI systems in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological states.
Areas of Focus
Major areas of research focus include:
- Neural mechanisms of hypertension
- Metabolic syndrome
- Gut-brain axis in cardiovascular disease
- Circadian clock-mediated regulation of blood pressure and renal function
- Vascular biology and kidney disease
- Stress and cardiovascular function
- Neuronal and hormonal signaling in obesity
The division seeks to support CICMD-affiliated investigators and trainees with resources for conducting basic research studies. For a comprehensive list visit our resources page.
Members and Collaborations
Caitrin Wheeler -Mcdonough Ph.D.
The division brings together investigators from many departments and institutes across the UF campus, including the Department of Medicine (COM), Department of Physiological Sciences (Vet Med), Department of Pharmacodynamics (COP), Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics (COM), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (COM), the UF Cancer Center, and the McKnight Brain Institute.