Chad Vezina

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor, Director of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program


Benign urologic diseases (infection, increased voiding frequency, incontinence, bladder outlet obstruction) are associated with metabolic disease and diabetes. My current research examines mechanisms responsible for prostate-related urinary dysfunction in men, including sleep apnea, diabetes, and metabolic disease. I am actively involved in building new research model systems and tools for microscopic image analysis and urodynamic testing in rodent models. I have dedicated substantial effort to resolving the landscape of the prostate through molecular mapping studies as part of the NIH sponsored GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP). I am also embedded in the urologic and toxicologic research fields, with roles in the Midwest Regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology, UW-Madison / UMASS Boston / UT Southwestern George M. O’Brien Center for Benign Urologic Research, and planning committee member for meetings of the Society of Toxicology, American Urological Society, and Society of Basic Urologic research.