Virginia Huxley, PhD

Virginia Huxley, PhD

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Medicine

JO Davis Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology
Medical Pharmacology & Physiology Director
National Center for Gender Physiology Senior Investigator
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Joint Appointment
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

573-882-8069

Profile

My global research focuses on the regulation of transvascular exchange. Specifically, we use in vivo and in vitro techniques to assess barrier function of vessels/tissue of the microcirculation in health and disease. Current disease foci include hyperinsulinemia, diabetes and sepsis. Our expertise is investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating barrier function under basal conditions and following a stressor to determine which attributes differ with sex.

Academic Information

JO Davis Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology
Medical Pharmacology & Physiology Director
National Center for Gender Physiology Senior Investigator
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Joint Appointment
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Office

M455
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-8069

Research Interests

  • Regulation of transvascular exchange

Areas of Expertise

  • Intravital microscopy
  • small animal surgery
  • microvessel isolation and preparation
  • quantitative in situ assessment of microvessel permeability to fluid, solutes and proteins
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • mammalian cell culture
  • mathematical modeling
  • fluorescent labeling of peptides and proteins
  • amphibian handling and use for in vivo microscopy
  • microtool fabrication

Education & Training

Fellowship

1984, University of California-Davis
1980, Sloan Kettering

Post-Graduate School

1980, PhD Biophysics, University of VIrginia