About us

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D. – Director

Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar is a Smith and Lucille Gibson Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a graduate of Kanpur University, India and received his post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is known for his pioneering work on the polyol pathway of glucose metabolism and how it is regulated by nitric oxide.

Dr. Bhatnagar’s research has also led to the elucidation of the mechanisms by which free radicals and lipid peroxidation products affect the function of individual ion channels. His work has triggered the development of the new field of Environmental Cardiology.

Our Research Focus:

Using a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research, our work ranges from cardiovascular metabolism and inflammation to stem cell biology and environmental cardiology, all while maintaining a cohesive theme and common goal. We believe that coupled with community outreach and expert clinical care, our research can help stem the tide of these growing epidemics.