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Dr. Maqsood Ahmed Chotani 
Dr. Chotani completed his doctorate training from the Ohio State University interdisciplinary Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, and his postdoctoral fellowship in Vascular Biology/Molecular Physiology from the Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA. He has fifteen years of academic research experience focusing on cell and molecular physiology of microvascular G protein coupled α2C-adrenoceptors, particularly mechanisms of gene expression and trafficking.
In 2004, he was awarded a gold medal from the Pakistan Academy of Sciences for his scientific contributions in the field of Medical Sciences. In 2012 and 2013 his USA-based laboratory discovered and reported a novel signaling pathway coupled to smooth muscle α2C-adrenoceptor trafficking in the microcirculation. The findings for the first time showed a role of the Ras-related small GTPase Rap1A in G protein coupled receptor function, and identified new mediators of blood flow control. This discovery was highlighted in journal editorial, press releases, and received national coverage in the USA in outlets including US News and World Report, MSN-Health, Popular Science, and local television channels. The findings have broader implications for human conditions including vasculitis, hypertension, and diabetes. His laboratory utilizes molecular, cellular, and in-silico modeling approaches. Together, these approaches will lead to a better understanding of the role of these newly discovered mediators of blood flow regulation in physiology and pathophysiology.
His current research projects are focused on targeting vascular α2C-adrenoceptor translocation, and examining the role of Rap1A GTPase in the heart.

Curriculum Vitae
International Center of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University Of Karachi
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