Guillermo Vazquez

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  • Dr. Vazquez did his undergraduate work at the National University of the South in Argentina, where he also received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1997.  He completed a von Humboldt Visiting Fellowship in Pharmacology at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany (1997) and a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Signal Transduction Division at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina (2001-2006).  Dr. Vazquez has been a faculty member of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at University of Toledo (UT) since 2007 and is currently a tenured Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology within that College. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine and Director of the MSBS in Medical Sciences program, both in this institution. Dr. Vazquez is also a consulting member of the International Advisory Committee on Science to the Argentinean Ministry of Science and Technology. 

    For the past twelve years, Dr. Vazquez has been teaching graduate and medical students, while maintaining an independent, AHA- and NIH-funded research program on molecular and cellular basis of coronary heart disease. During his appointment at UT Dr. Vazquez has received numerous awards, among them the Dean’s New Investigator Award and the Dean's Mentor award from the College of Medicine and Life Sciences in recognition of his success as a mentor of MSBS and PhD students. Dr. Vazquez groundbreaking work on the role of TRPC channels in endothelial and macrophage biology led to seminal contributions to current knowledge of cellular mechanisms of coronary heart disease. His work has been published in several high impact factor scientific journals. Dr. Vazquez's contributions have been recognized by peers in the cardiovascular field by being elected Fellow of the American Heart Association.

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  • Guillermo Vazquez

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Cumulative publications in Scholars@UToledo