Michael Widlansky

Credentials: MD, MPH

Position title: Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology; Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center

Email: mwidlans@mcw.edu

My studies focus on mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in individuals with diabetes. Three main mechanisms are being researched in our lab. First, we are looking at the role of microRNAs in the regulation of vascular dysfunction in human cardiometabolic disease. In addition, we have a focus on how mitochondrial fission and fusion proteins regulate human vascular endothelial function. Finally, we are focusing on how probiotic supplementation impacts vascular function in type 2 diabetes and the mechanisms of its impact.