Rayna Gonzales

Home Faculty Rayna Gonzales
Department: 
College of Medicine
Endorsed to: 
Co-chair
Research Interests: 
Physiology

My research is in the area of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology. I am particularly interested in the physiology and pharmacology of the modulation by sex steroids of vascular function during pathophysiological and normal physiological conditions. The focus of my current research is to investigate the effect of androgens (dihydrotestosterone and testosterone) on vascular reactivity and molecular mechanisms (HIF-1 alpha and nuclear factor kappa-B activation) involved in cerebrovascular inflammation induced by hypoxia, cytokine, or experimental stroke.