Areas of research

Current research funding


1R35 HL140027-01 (Outstanding Investigator Award)

Capillaries as a sensory web that controls cerebral blood flow in health and disease

 Nelson (PI)                                          01/01/19 – 12/30/26


12CVD01 Fondation Leducq-NCE

Pathogenesis of Small Vessel Disease of the Brain

This Transatlantic Network of Excellence aims to drive and boost research and training in the pathogenesis of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and to identify therapeutic targets for the treatment of SVD.

Nelson (PI), North American Coordinator

   10/01/12 – 09/30/19

5UM1 HL120877

Central role of phospholipid scramblases in TIC

This proposal examines whether Ca2+-dependent TMEMB16F scramblase activity in platelets, RBCs and the endothelium is the focal point in the pathogenesis of TIC.

Role: Project PI

Morrissey (PI)                                      06/01/19 – 05/31/21


Horizon 2020-03 - European Union 666881  

SVDs@target (Small vessel disease in a mechanistic perspective: Targets for intervention)

Affected pathways and mechanistic exploration for prevention of stroke and dementia.

Role: PI for Project 1, Co-PI for Projects 2-5 (Partnering with 11 European Institutions)

Dichgans (PI)                      01/01/16 – 12/31/20


Ion channel dysfunction in small vessel disease of the brain 


Nelson (PI)                                      04/15/19 - 03/31/24


Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences via Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

“Cardiovascular Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury”.

Role:  Project PI

Lockette (PI)                                        01/01/19-07/30/22

Research networks

and affiliations

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The University of Vermont

Larner College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

89 Beaumont Avenue

Given Building B333

Burlington, Vermont 05405