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Mesia Moore Steed

Position: Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology Department: Biological Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 401 WB Atkinson Science Building Phone: 336-750-2391 Fax: 336-750-3094


Mesia Moore Steed, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Louisville, in Kentucky. She conducted postdoctoral research at Wake Forest University in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center. While at Wake Forest, Dr. Steed further developed her interest in diversity issues while serving as co-chair of the Postdoctoral Association and served as the one of the National Postdoctoral Association’s Diversity Officers. She also has extensive interest in K-12 outreach. Dr. Steed’s research program focuses on the roles of matrix metalloproteinase, zinc-dependent endopeptidases, in mediating vascular remodeling associated with vascular diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • MS, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Louisville, Kentucky

Research and Project Interests

  • The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinase in Vascular Remodeling
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes

Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Remodeling in Hyperhomocysteinemia. Steed MM, Tyagi SC. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Oct 1;15(7):1927-43. Epub 2011 Apr 21. Review.