Kamal Rahmouni, PhD
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Kamal Rahmouni attended Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg (France) earning a Master degree in Pharmacology and Pharmacochemistry in 1995 followed by a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology in 2000. He then moved to the University of Iowa for postdoctoral training where he stayed as faculty moving in rank to become tenured professor in 2012. He also holds the E. Dale Abel Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) Endowed Chair and serve as Interim Co-Director of the FOEDRC and Director of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative.
Dr. Rahmouni is the recipient of a number of prestigious honors and awards including the Paul Korner Award from the International Society of Hypertension and the Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence from the Council on Hypertension of the American Heart Association. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Hypertension and American Journal of Physiology and has served on various study sections and review panels for different national and international organizations.
The overall goal of Rahmouni’s research is to understand the fundamental processes mediating the autonomic nervous system control of energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function in health and disease. His work which resulted in over 160 publications has led to the identification of novel mechanisms underlying obesity and associated cardiovascular disorders including hypertension.