The Mathis Laboratory

The Research Laboratory of Dr. Keisa Williams Mathis

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Welcome to the Mathis Laboratory website (click here to access new website)! We are excited to share our research interests and goals with you here. You can also hear more about our accomplishments by liking us on Facebook and then follow Dr. Mathis on her journey through academia on Twitter.

The overall aim of the Mathis Laboratory is to investigate mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal injury.  A strength of the lab is the study of both new and established neuro-immune mechanisms that may contribute to the development and maintenance of hypertension. Our lab utilizes the novel disease model, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or lupus, to study the links between the nervous system, immune system/inflammation, and the kidney/blood pressure regulation.  We are confident that studies in our lab will lead to a better understanding of hypertension, lupus, and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

The Mathis Laboratory is a part of the Department of Physiology and Anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Our Purpose: To aid trainees in reaching their maximum potential in biomedical research, which will in turn benefit society

Our Vision: To be known in Dallas-Fort Worth and the national/international science community as leaders in the fight against hypertension and lupus

Our Mission: To elucidate the mystery of chronic inflammatory diseases with innovative solutions

Our Values: In addition to the UNTHSC values, the Mathis Laboratory recognizes diversity, inclusion, equity, altruism, excellence, commitment, and creativity