Dr. Shiyou Chen earned his PhD in 1993 and is now a tenured full Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Georgia. Research in Dr. Chen’s laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms controlling smooth muscle phenotypic modulation, vascular remodeling, atherosclerosis, hypertension, aortic aneurysm formation. He has been published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers. He serves as an Editorial Board member for several journals in the cardiovascular field and an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for more than 50 international journals. He has also served as a grant reviewer for various study sections at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Heart Association (AHA), etc. He is a member of AHA, The American Physiology Society (APS), Sigma Xi, North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and The American Association of Immunologists.