Dr. Paul Marvar’s research is focused on understanding the link between stress and anxiety disorders (i.e. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD) and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The laboratory specializes in utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches that combines integrated physiological, molecular, analytical and behavioral neuroscience tools to examine neuroendocrine (i.e. renin angiotensin system), autonomic nervous system and inflammatory pathways in PTSD related CVD. The basic science pre- clinical research funding is complimented by translational clinical research funding focused on identifying new therapeutic targets and opportunities for treatment for PTSD and co-morbid CVD.