PI: Nandu Goswami
Focus: Research interests include the effects of various disorders - on the one hand in healthy humans, such as aging, space travel, prolonged bed rest or exercise, and on the other hand in diseases, such as lymphedema, preeclampsia, HIV, COVID-19, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus - on the cardiovascular system. Another area of interest is the vascular system and how it is affected by chronic stimuli. The broad methodological spectrum used here includes noninvasive measurements of endothelial and vascular function as well as blood biomarkers related to endothelial function and blood coagulation in healthy subjects. Our studies are based on data collection in healthy volunteers as well as on patient data and different disease models.
Network: We collaborate closely with various partners within Med Uni Graz. These include research teams from the Division of Physiological Chemistry (Gerhard Cvirn: Coagulation; Karl Öttl: Plasma Proteins), the Division of Pharmacology (Gunter Marsche: Lipid Oxidation), the Diagnostic & Research Institute for Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine (Harald Kessler: HIV and COVID-19), the Department of Internal Medicine (Harald Sourij: Diabetology; Regina Roller-Wirnsberger: Geriatrics; Martin Stradner: Rheumatology), the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mila Cervar-Zivkovic: Preeclampsia), the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Christian Fazekas: Resilience), and the Department of Psychiatry (Sabrina Mörkl: Depression).