Dr. Bina Joe - Pressure from the Bugs Within'

Dr. Bina Joe is a Distinguished University Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and the founding Director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, a Spotlight Area of Unique Distinction, at the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine.
She is a world-renowned scholar researching on the causes of Hypertension, which is a serious health problem affecting 62% of the human population. Dr. Joe’s research centers on the genes in our body that we inherit from our parents that cause us to develop hypertension, but lately, she made a pioneering discovery that tiny microbes residing in our body also contribute to the development of this silent killer. She has won international level awards from the American Society of Hypertension and the American Heart Association. Her research has been funded at the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine for the last 40 years, of which, the past 15 years have been under her leadership. The grants are primarily through multiple awards from the NHLBI/NIH. She has over 100 publications, book chapters and other invited works. Dr. Joe has also trained a number of PhD, MD/PhD and Postdoctoral students, many of whom have successful scientific careers in other academic institutions.
She is a much sought after speaker in Hypertension research and has been invited to present her work in many Universities and Conferences spanning multiple continents of North America, Asia, Europe and South America. She continues to serve on multiple federal, state and regional grant panels of our country as well as several International grant review panels of UK, Canada, Israel, Poland, India, Czech Republic to name a few. Dr. Joe is the Scientific Organizer of several International Conferences in USA and in UK and is currently engaged in various leadership activities to promote Research both locally and nationally.
Besides being an internationally recognized Researcher, she has taken on multiple leadership positions within the American Heart Association and the American Physiological Society.
Notably, she has contributed substantially to the development of the Physiological Genomics group of the American Physiological Society and was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award.
As well as being an Indian Classical Dance teacher, Dr. Joe is a dutiful wife and mother of two kids.


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