Department of Physiology
Basic Sciences Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Dr. Messina is investigating the influence of hormonal, metabolic, myogenic and flow-dependent responses on the regulation of blood flow in skeletal muscle and fat. The myogenic response is the constriction of a blood vessel brought about by increases in blood pressure; flow-dependent dilation is the opposing influence induced by the flow of blood through the vessel. Using in vivo and in vitro studies of arterioles, the group is exploring ways in which disturbances in regulatory processes contribute to the vascular signs and symptoms associated with diabetes mellitus and hypertension.
Graduate Degree: Ph.D., New York Medical College