Jaume Padilla, MS, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

Dr. Padilla’s overall research focuses on understanding the physiological and molecular links between physical inactivity, metabolic disease and vascular complications. A primary area of interest is studying the mechanisms by which insulin-stimulated skeletal muscle blood flow is impaired with sedentarism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. A detailed understanding of the precipitating factors and mechanisms underlying the defects in vascular insulin signaling is critical for the development of therapeutic strategies aimed at improving glycemic control and protecting against cardiovascular disease.