Jeffrey Osborn, PhD

Vice President of ACHE Research
Administration - Executive

Jeffrey L. Osborn, PhD is Vice President of Research and professor of Pathophysiology at ACHE. He moved to ACHE after nearly 20 years as professor of biology at the University of Kentucky. Current research interests of Dr. Osborn’s lab group are focused on kidney specific expression of both nuclear and mitochondrial genes in experimental models of hypertension, inflammation of kidney tissues that decrease kidney function and cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and understanding the mechanisms of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and kidney failure in diabetes. Most recently, Dr.Osborn has identified a model of high blood pressure in experimental animals that very closely mimics human hypertension and preeclampsia during pregnancy.

Dr. Osborn’s academic credentials include a BA from Amherst College (Biology mafot) and MS and PhD degrees from Michigan State University in renal and cardiovascular physiology. He was a postdoctoral research fellow–Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Iowa, and awarded a prestigious Nobel Senior Scientist Fellowship, at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden in 1997. He was named an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, awarded the prestigious Arthur C. Guyton, Educator of the Year Award by the American Physiological Society and a Great Teacher Award by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. In 2021, he became a “Fellow of the American Physiological Society” for his long-standing service in physiological research and excellence in physiology education. In his position as VP of Research, Dr. Osborn will lead ACHE research in biomedicine and the development of the ACHE Research Institute, Health and Wellness Center.

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