(August 20, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – Pamela Lloyd, Ph.D., assistant professor in Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, was awarded an R01 research grant by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Lloyd’s project, “Regulation of placenta growth factor by hemodynamics and reactive oxygen species,” will investigate mechanisms controlling the expression of placenta growth factor (PLGF), a protein that contributes to blood vessel growth. Pharmacological modulation of blood vessel growth could potentially be used to treat a wide variety of diseases in both human and veterinary medicine. Thus, this research has important clinical implications. The five-year project has a budget of $250,000 per year.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.