Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Medicine
NextGen Focus Area: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Martinez-Lemus has a primary research focus in microcirculation – the circulation of blood in the body’s smallest blood vessels, and in studying the mechanisms responsible for structural changes to blood vessels – a process known as vascular remodeling. He studies how blood vessels respond to diverse stimuli, and his studies indicate that cells within vascular walls are more adaptable than was previously known, changing position in as little as four hours.
Precision Health Impact:
- Understanding the mechanisms responsible for structural changes to blood vessels
- Investigating vascular remodeling and microcirculation
Department website: https://medicine.missouri.edu/faculty/luis-martinez-lemus-dvm-phd