Eileen M. Redmond, Ph.D.

Eileen M. Redmond, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-2870

Professional Bio

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.

Patient Care Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Elected Fellow of the American Hear Association (FAHA) 2013
Research Award Finalist | European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) | Gothenburg, Sweden 2011 - 2011
American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid Award 2005 - 2009
AHA Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council member 2004 - 2008
ABMRF (The Foundation for Alcohol Research) Grant-in-Aid Award 1996 - 1998
NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) 1995 - 1998
AHA Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council member 1994 - 2008
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship 1992
NATO Bursary to attend NATO Advanced Study Institute 1990

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Research (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)

Education

PhD | Pharmacology | University College Dublin, Ireland1991
B.Sc. (Hons) | Pharmacology | University College Dublin, Ireland1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Depts. of Anesthesiology, and of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1995
Dept. Physiology and Biophysics, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. 1992