Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Faculty

Dr. John C. Rutledge, M.D.

 

John C. Rutledge, M.D.
Professor
Co-Vice Chair for Research
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
jcrutledge@ucdavis.edu
Research Interests: Vascular dementia, atherosclerosis, lipid effects on the vascular wall, and preventive cardiology.

  

Dr. Dennis Wilson, D.V.M, Ph.D,

Dennis Wilson, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
dwwilson@ucdavis.edu
Dr. Wilson is a board certified Veterinary Pathologist with interest in comparative cardiopulmonary disease. 
Dr. Wilson uses cell biologic and digital imaging approaches to investigate natural and experimental disease. Recent research in his laboratory involves lipotoxic stress signaling in endothelium, cardiovascular effects of ambient particulates, and pathologic markers of interstitial lung disease in laboratory and domestic animals.

Amparo Villablanca

Amparo Villablanca, M.D. 
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
avillablanca@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Understanding the overall impact of estrogens, androgens, and estrogen receptors on onset and development of atherosclerosis. Her laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sex steroid hormone-receptor modulation, and endocrine context, in atherosclerosis susceptibility of the vascular wall utilizing murine models with targeted gene disruptions. A second focus of research interest is in understanding the vascular determinants of Alzheimer’s dementia.

Trina Knotts Trina Knotts, Ph.D.
Assistant Researcher
Department of Nutrition
taknotts@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Effect of intestinal microbe- derived metabolites on host cell metabolism and inflammation in disease; diabetes; dementia

TRAINEES

 

Hnin Hnin Aung Hnin Hnin Aung, Ph.D.
Project Scientist
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
mhaung@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Vascular endothelial cell biology, molecular mechanisms of lipid-induced vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and vascular dementia, role of micronutrients and reactive oxygen species

Jennifer Rutkowsky

Jennifer Rutkowsky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
jrutkowsky@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Astrocyte biology, cerebrovascular inflammation, cardiovascular phenotyping in mouse models, and hyperlipidemia induced cognitive impairment

 

Dr. Tun Nyunt   Tun Nyunt, MsC, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Internal Medicine
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine
mtnyunt@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest:  Biomedical Engineering, Non-coding RNAs, microfluidic devices, biophotonics imaging, bioinformatics, and molecular mechanism of lipid-induced vascular dementia.
 

Jennifer Norman Jennifer Norman, B.S.
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
jenorman@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Monocyte biology, lipid droplet biology, immunology and vascular disease
 

Amy Yokoyama

Amy Yokoyama, B.S.
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
asyokoyama@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest:  Epigenetic changes (with a focus on DNA methylation) in the brain associated with feeding of a high-fat diet during the post-natal period; correlation between DNA methylation alterations in the brain and dementia onset in a high-fat diet model; identification of genes with aberrant DNA methylation status in the brains of the LDLR-/- mouse model of dementia.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee, B.S.
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
lilee@ucdavis.edu
Research Interest: Blood-brain barrier physiology and pericyte biology and role of pericytes in neuroinflammation

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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