Azeez Aileru

Position: Professor of Neuroscience/Director Department: Biological Sciences/Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Contact Info

Office: PTCRC Bldg, Rm. 271 Phone: 336-761-5899 Fax: 336-761-2239

Educational Background

  • BS, 1986, North Carolina Central University
  • MS, 1990, North Carolina Central University
  • PhD, 1995, Howard University College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, 1997, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2002, Center for Creative Leadership

Research and Project Interests

  • Primary research focus is a multi-disciplinary approach to neural control of cardiovascular system during hypertension. Current projects are designed to provide information about the relationships between apparent enhancements of sympathetic nerve activity, an activated brain and/or peripheral renin-angiotensin system and regulation of ganglionic transmission. The interest is to identify specific synaptic elements and the role of tachykinins in the autonomic synaptic transmission as well as how these peptides alter plasticity of sympathetic ganglia and manifest in hypertension. A variety of electrophysiological techniques in concert with acquired and genetic model of hypertension are used to learn how genesis and maintenance of high blood pressure alter the function of peripheral neural elements in autonomic ganglia.