Research Techniques

We use multiple techniques to assess blood vessel function. We primarily measures changes in blood flow in the microcirculation (using the cutaneous circulation) and macrocirculation (in the brachial artery using ultrasound) to understand what contributes to changes in vascular health with aging and alterations in hormonal status (i.e., menopause). We also use molecular biology techniques to examine protein expression and receptor expression on cells and blood vessels (work being done in conjunction with Delaware Biotechnology Institute).