José Pablo Vázquez-Medina is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. He studies mechanisms of adaptation to natural and anthropogenic stressors in marine mammals and pre-clinical models of disease at the cellular and organismal level. His research group's goal is to understand the role of oxidant stress and redox signaling in physiological adaptation. Current projects include 1) physiological consequences of chronic stress exposure in marine mammals, 2) cellular mechanisms underlying the diving response and 3) role of peroxiredoxin 6 in acute and chronic inflammation.
Research Expertise and Interest
marine mammals, pre-clinical models of disease