UNO Vascular Research Lab

University of Nebraska at Omaha Vascular Research Laboratory

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Vascular Research Lab has a long-standing interest in the manifestation of vascular dysfunction in aging and disease. Specifically, we are interested in the mechanisms underlying diseases that include atherosclerosis, such as peripheral vascular diseases.

Some of these mechanisms we are currently focusing on include the roles of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in healthy aging and aging-related diseases such as peripheral artery disease, heart failure, and hypertension. Additionally, we are interested in cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and wheelchair sport athletes, most specifically the relationship between cardiovascular and skeletal muscle fitness level and the cardiovascular/skeletal muscle disease development and quality of life.