David Kurjiaka

Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences Department
245 Padnos Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 331-8975
Fax: (616) 331-2090
email: kurjiakd@gvsu.edu
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.gvsu.edu/kurjiakd

See available times here,
or by appointment

Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Arizona
Postdoctoral Fellow - John B. Pierce Laboratory/Yale University
Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
M.S. - University of Oklahoma


BMS 202 - Anatomy Physiology Laboratory
BMS 290 - Human Physiology
BMS 291 - Human Physiology Laboratory
BMS 495 - Concepts in Wellness (Cardiovascular Disease)
BMS 508 - Advanced Human Physiology

- Normal vascular function and changes that occur in pathological
- The role of gap junctions in 1) the regulation of vascular smooth
  muscle differentiation, and 2) vascular function during hypertension.
- Communication properties of vascular gap junction.

Cardinal, TR, KR Struthers, TJ Kesler, MD Yocum, DT Kurjiaka, JB Hoying.
      Chronic hindlimb ischemia impairs functional and vascular reactivity in mouse
      feed arteries. Front. Physio. 2:91, 2011
Benavides U, M Gonzalez-Murguiondo, N Harii, CJ Lewis, HS Sakhalkar, SP 
      Deosarkar, DT Kurjiaka, NM Dagia, DJ Goetz, LD Kohn. Phenyl methimazole
      suppresses DSS-induced murine colitis. Eur J Pharmacol. 643(1):129-38,
Brauner AE, DT Kurjiaka, A Ibragimov, AL Baldwin. Impact of cage size and
      enrichment (tube and shelf) on heart rate variability in rats. Scand J Lab
      Animal Sci, 37(3): 2010.
Heyman, NS, DT Kurjiaka, JF Ek Vitorin, JM Burt. Regulation of gap junctional
      charge selectivity in connexin 40 and connexin 43 coexpressing cells. Am J
. 290:H450-9, 2009.

Sakhalkar, HS, J Hanes, J Fu, U Benavides, R Malgor, CL Borruso, LD Kohn, DT Kurjiaka, DJ Goetz. Enhanced adhesion of ligand-conjugated biodegradable particles to colitic venules. FASEB J. 10.1096/fj.04-2668fje, 2005

Kurjiaka, DT, SB Bender, DD Nye, WB Wiehler, and DG Welsh. Hypertension attenuates cell-to-cell communication in hamster retractor muscle feed arteries. Am J Physiol 288:H861-70, 2005.

Kurjiaka, DT. The conduction of dilation along an arteriole is diminished in the cremaster muscle of hypertensive hamsters J Vasc Res 41:517-24, 2004.

Sakhalkar, HS, MK Dalal, AK Salem, R Ansari, MF Kiani, DT Kurjiaka, J Hanes, KM Shakesheff, DJ Goetz. Leukocyte inspired biodegradable particles that selectively and avidly adhere to inflamed endothelium in vitro and in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100:15895-900, 2003.

Burt, JM, AM Fletcher, TD Steele, WY Wu, GT Cottrell, DT Kurjiaka. Alteration of Cx43:Cx40 expression ratio in A7r5 cells Am J Physiol 280: C500-8, 2001.

Segal, SS, DG Welsh, DT Kurjiaka. Spread of vasodilatation and vasoconstriction along resistance microvessels of hamster skeletal muscle. J Physiol (Lond.), 516: 283-91, 1999.

Kurjiaka, DT, TD Steele, MV Olsen, JM Burt. Gap junction permeability is diminished in proliferating vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol 275: C1674-82, 1998.

Kurjiaka, DT, MV Olsen, JM Burt. Anion permeability of gap junctions is enhanced in growth arrested smooth muscle cells. In: Gap Junctions: Proceedings 8th Intl Gap Junction Conference, Ed. R. Werner, IOS Press, 1998.

Kurjiaka, DT, SS Segal. Autoregulation during pressor response elevates wall shear rate in arterioles. J Appl Physiol 80:598-604, 1996.

Segal, SS, DT Kurjiaka. Coordination of blood flow control in the resistance vasculature of skeletal muscle. Med Sci Sports Exer 27:1158-64, 1995.

Kurjiaka, DT, SS Segal. Conducted vasodilation elevates flow in arteriole networks of hamster striated muscle. Am J Physiol 269:H1723-8, 1995.

Kurjiaka, DT, SS Segal. Interaction between conducted vasodilation and sympathetic nerve activation in hamster cremaster arterioles. Circ Res 76:885-91, 1995.

Segal, SS, DT Kurjiaka, AL Caston. Endurance training increases arterial wall thickness in rats. J Appl Physiol 74: 722-6, 1993.

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