Dr. Michael Davis received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis and his Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He pursued post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona before taking a faculty position at Texas A&M University in 1985, where he currently serves as Professor of Medical Physiology. Dr. Davis research relates to mechanisms of blood flow control in the microcirculation, with emphasis on mechanotransduction by vascular cells. His work has been continuously funded from the National Institutes of Health since 1985. He has been designated an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Physiology. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, proceedings papers and book chapters.