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Julia M. Ousterhout, PhD



Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology


Address: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO  63501

PhD:(Pharmacology) University of Texas Medical Branch, 1983


Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Cincinnati


Research Interests: Dr. Ousterhout is interested in the regulation of electrical and contractile properties of cells in the blood vessel wall. Information about the regulatory processes that affect excitability and contractility is important for a better understanding of normal vascular function as well as changes that may occur in hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders. The present focus of Dr. Ousterhout's research is on the interactions between endothelial cells, vasoactive substances, and smooth muscle cells. Dr. Ousterhout is characterizing the effects of ion channels blockers on arterial relaxation to nitric oxide. This study should provide information about how endothelial factors and related drugs alter vascular smooth muscle cells to influence blood flow.

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