Karen Stokes, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Scientific Excellence
Areas of Specialty
Diabetes, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease
Karen Stokes received her PhD from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2004, and did her post-doctoral training in the microcirculation under D. Neil Granger in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, LSU Health Shreveport. After her post-doc she transitioned to faculty, and became Associate Professor in 2013. She currently serves as the Graduate Director for the department, and is Assistant Director for Scientific Excellence for the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS). In addition, Dr. Stokes runs the Animal Models and Histology Core for the COBRE grant in the CCDS. She has served on several committees and as a Councilor for the Microcirculatory Society and has been Associate Editor for Microcirculation since 2013. After being a member of different American Heart Association peer review panels for several years, Dr. Stokes became Chair of the Vascular Endothelial Biology Basic Committee (Fellowship programs). Dr. Stokes has been/is funded by the AHA and NIH, and she continues to work on the microcirculation as her primary focus, with a specific interest in brain microvessel dysfunction.