louis g. d'alecy, dmd, phd
Professor of Physiology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Dr. Louis G. D’Alecy is a Professor of Physiology in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and the Director of the Telemetry Core Facility. As the Sequence Director for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sequences for first year medical students, he spends a lot of time in the classroom in addition to his research in the broad area of cardiovascular physiology and medicine specific to vivo and in-vitro experimentation.
Dr. D’Alecy’s research focus is on the vascular system to better understand how blood vessels and blood flow are controlled in health and in disease. New chemicals and pathways are identified every day as contributors to cardiovascular risk that make heart and vascular disease a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. While “special circulations” such as the brain (cerebral) and heart (coronary) receive the greatest attention from both clinicians and researchers, Dr. D’Alecy looks to the generality of vascular disease that can cripple or incapacitate virtually any tissue or organ in the body be it a painful cramp in a leg or a failing kidney. Dysfunction of blood flow control systems tend to have common elements and by uncovering the generalizable basic control systems and their failures, the potential for a more holistic good for the cardiovascular system may be obtained.