Primary Research / Clinical / Teaching Interests

Details:  Research in Dr. Molina‚Äôs laboratory has focused on studying the inflammatory and cardiovascular responses to traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock. Her studies use a systems biology approach to integrating neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and host defense mechanisms to understating the impact of acute alcohol intoxication on outcome from traumatic injury. Parallel studies investigate the role of chronic alcohol and cannabinoid administration on the disease progression of simian immunodeficiency virus infection.