Dr. Redmond received her PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Following postdoctoral training fellowships at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore she was recruited at the level of Instructor to Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC and was subsequently promoted there to Assistant Professor. Dr. Redmond joined the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1999 as Associate Professor, with a primary appointment in the Department of Surgery and a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Dr. Redmond was awarded tenure in March 2006.
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Dr. Eileen Redmond's laboratory research interests are in the area of vascular biology, relating particularly to cardiovascular disease including atherosclerosis, hypertension, and restenosis after angioplasty. Specific interests are centered on understanding how mechanical forces associated with blood flow affect endothelial cell and smooth muscle cell biology and function. To accomplish this, cellular and molecular techniques are used to determine signal transduction pathways that are modulated in cultured vascular cells under controlled conditions of shear stress, pressure and stretch. Projects ongoing include (i) Hemodynamic Regulation of Vascular Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cell Fate and Function, (ii) Novel Mechanotransduction Pathways in vascular cells (including Notch and Hedgehog; in collaboration with Dr. Cahill and the Vascular Health Research Center (VHRC) Dublin, Ireland.)
and (iii) investigation of the cardiovascular protective mechanisms of Alcohol and Red Wine constituents.