Dr. Rayna Gonzales, PhD head shot

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AZ Biomedical Collaborative 1
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Associate Professor
College of Medicine Phx Basic Medical Sciences


  • Postdoctoral: Cerebrovascular Physiology, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, 2001 – 2005.
  • PhD: Vascular Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2000.


  • Raman P, Madhavpeddi L, Gonzales RJ. Palmitate induces glycosylation of cyclooxygenase-2 in primary human vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2018 May 1; 314(5):C545-C553. PMID: 29384693.
  • Jin WN, Ducruet AF, Liu Q, Shi SX, Waters M, Zou M, Sheth KN, Gonzales RJ, Shi FD. Activation of JAK/STAT3 restores NK-cell function and improves immune defense after brain ischemia. FASEB J. 2018 May; 32(5):2757-2767. PMID: 29401578.
  • Jin WN, Gonzales RJ, Feng Y, Wood K, Chai Z, Dong JF, La Cava A, Shi FD, Liu Q. Brain ischemia induces diversified neuroantigen-specific T-cell responses that exacerbate brain injury. Stroke. 2018 Jun; 49(6):1471-1478. PMID: 29695462.
  • Tian DC, Shi K, Zhu Z, Yao J, Yang X, Su L, Zhang S, Zhang M, Gonzales RJ, Liu Q, Huang D, Waters MF, Sheth KN, Ducruet AF, Fu Y, Lou M, Shi FD. Fingolimod enhances the efficacy of delayed alteplase administration in acute ischemic stroke by promoting anterograde reperfusion and retrograde collateral flow. Ann Neurol. 2018 Nov; 84(5):717-728. PMID: 30295338.
  • Jin WN, Shi SX, Li M, Wood K, Gonzales RJ and Liu Q. Depletion of microglia exacerbates post ischemic inflammation and brain injury. JCBFM. 2017 June; 37(6):2224-2236. PMID: 28273719.

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Research Interests

Vascular biology, cerebrovascular disease, vascular inflammation