Research Laboratories

Each of our divisions is home to research faculty exploring basic and translation science. Learn more about those faculty by browsing the divisions.

Many of our research labs also present additional information about their teams, projects, publications and opportunities for collaboration.

Coffman Lab

The Coffman Lab is interested in understanding the role of the kidney in disease states such as hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Our research addresses issues that are relevant to disorders such as hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, transplant rejection, and autoimmune diseases

Garman Lab

The Garman laboratory focuses on injury, repair, and cancer development in the gastrointestinal tract. We perform translational research with the goal of improving health of the gastrointestinal tract.

Klotman Lab

The Klotman Lab is lead by Mary E. Klotman, MD, professor of medicine. The lab focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) infection.

Rajagopal Lab

The major interest of the Rajagopal lab is in understanding the phenomenon of biased agonism, especially as it relates to cardiovascular disease. Specifically, we are interested in signaling by GPCRs in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare disease of the pulmonary vasculature that leads to heart failure and death, and of the mechanisms underlying biased agonism in the chemokine family.

Sparks Lab

The Sparks Lab is interested in understanding how both the renin angiotensin and prostanoid systems regulate blood pressure and diabetic nephropathy pathogenesis by altering blood flow to the kidney.