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Luis Gabriel Navar, PhD

Dr. Luis Gabriel Navar “Gabby” received his BS from Texas A&M in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Mississippi in 1966 under the direction of Dr. Arthur Guyton and continued as a postdoctoral fellow and faculty member. He served on the faculties of the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 1988 he joined Tulane University where his is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology. He is the co-founder of the Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence where he served as Director from its inception in 2001 until 2020. Dr. Navar’s research has focused on the importance of the intrarenal and intratubular generation of Ang II and angiotensinogen in Ang II-dependent hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications including chapters and reviews. His work has been funded primarily by grants from the NHLBI, NIDDK, and NIGMS and has received numerous awards. He has held leadership roles serving as Councilor and President of the American Physiological Society (APS) and of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology, and as chair of the Leadership Committee of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the AHA. Dr. Navar is an active member of many societies including the APS, ASH, ASN, AHA, and SSCI. He has served on study sections (NIH, VA, AHA) and on Editorial Boards for various journals including American Journal of Medical Sciences