As we continue to build and expand our laboratory and our capabilities, it is important to foster collaborations with other scientists who are experts in their respective fields.

Scott Earley, PhD.

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Member, Vascular Physiology Research Group

Member, Cardiovascular Center (Approved April 2013)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Expertise: ion channel physiology, cardiovascular animal models; isolated vessel/vascular cell preparations

Randy S. Sprague, M.D.


Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science

Department of Internal Medicine

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Expertise: Red blood cell physiology and ATP release

Rakesh Patel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Alabama – Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Expertise: Nitrite and nitric oxide physiology and measurement, biochemistry

Michael J. Joyner, M.D.


Department of Anesthesiology

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Expertise: integrative physiology, muscle blood flow, blood pressure regulation

Adam J. Chicco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Exercise Science

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Expertise: cardiac fatty acids and mitochondria, animal models of cardiovascular disease

Brett S. Kirby, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Medicine - Hematology Division

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Expertise: red blood cells and ATP, transfusion medicine, human integrative cardiovascular physiology

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