Principal Investigators: Zsolt Bagi, M.D., Ph.D. and Istvan Czikora, Ph.D.


Yanna Tian - Ph.D. Student

Alec Davila, M.D./Ph.D. Student

Marta Balogh, - Research Associate Lab Member


Zsolt Bagi, MD.PhD: Zsolt is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Zsolt received his M.D. in 2000 and Ph.D. 2004 from the Semmelweis University Medical School in Hungary. He joined Professor Gabor Kaley at the Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in 2002, where he held an Assistant Professor position (2007-2010) and established his research laboratory. Zsolt moved to Oxford in 2010 having been awarded an Intermediate Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation Center of Research Excellence and joined the Department of Pharmacology at University of Oxford (2010-2012). He was a Senior Reseach Fellow at the Somerville College, Oxford University (2011-2013). Currently, Zsolt leads a research laboratory at Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia, where his current research is focusing on coronary microvascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus and diastolic heart failure.


Istvan Czikora: Istvan is an independent PI in our laboratory. Istvan's current research project focuses on the investigation of endothelium selective adehsion molucules in regulating vascular endothelial functoin in healt and disease, such as in heart failure.


Yanna Tian: Yanna is a PhD candidate in our laboratory.Yanna's current research project pertain to investigation of endothelial sheddases in regulating vascular endothelial wall shear mechanosensing in aging.


Alec Davila: Alec is an MD/PhD candidate in our laboratory. Alec's current reserach project focus on the investigation of conducted vasodilation in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (aka diastolic heart failure).


Marta Balogh: Marta is research associate member of our Lab. Marta's current interest is to investigate pathological alterations in the coronary microvesssels in patients with diabetes mellitus and diastolic heart failure.


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