Gerald A. Meininger, Ph.D.




Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor

Medical Research


  • Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 1981


  • Cell adhesion, extracellular matrix and cell signaling in the vascular wall
  • Mechanotransduction and mechanodetection in vascular cells
  • Regulation of vascular and cardiac responses to tissue injury by extracellular matrix derived signals
  • Mechanisms of vascular remodeling
  • Mechanisms responsible for the myogenic properties of vascular smooth muscle
  • Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and 3D-image analysis for studies of microvascular cell biology and the cyto-architecture and function of the microvessel wall
  • Mechanisms of blood flow autoregulation