Associate Professor of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, CAFNR
NextGen Focus Area: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Padilla’s research program focuses on understanding the mechanisms of vascular endothelial dysfunction in obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, as well as the impact of physical (in)activity. His federally funded research studies incorporate biochemical and molecular techniques, in vitro cell and tissue culture models, in vivo studies in genetic mouse models and large animals, and clinical studies in human participants.
Precision Health Impact:
- Understanding the link between metabolic and cardiovascular disease
- Identifying novel targets and therapeutic strategies to combat vascular dysfunction in obesity and type 2 diabetes