Departments of Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of Pediatric Research Institute
Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair for Pediatric Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Tel: 1-502-852-2214
Fax: 1-502-852-5634

Current Research Interests

  • Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases.
  • Special interest in the role of oxidative stress, Nrf2, and antioxidants in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy.
  • Roles of trace elements such as zinc and iron and related metallothionein in the development of diabetic complications.
  • Environmental contaminations of heavy metals such as cadmium and its health effect
  • Low dose radiation and its hormesis and adaptive response

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