Chastity Bradford, Ph.D.
Location: Armstrong Hall 106
Office Phone: 334-727-8822

Biographical Sketch: 

Professor Chastity Bradford attained her Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College, and she received her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  She served as assistant dean of the graduate school at the University of Texas-El Paso and Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program coordinator.  Her research focuses on using genetic models, hemodynamic, molecular, biochemical, and immunohistological analyses to determine the role of the protective axis of the Renin Angiotensin System in both systemic and pulmonary hypertension in an effort to develop new therapeutic targets for intervention. 

Research Fields:

  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Cell Signaling


  • Dr. Mohan K. Raizada, Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida -College of Medicine
  • Dr. Dorette Ellis, Pharamacodynamics, University of Florida -College of Pharmacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Dr. Heidi Kleuss, Department of Kinesiology, Auburn University

Representative Publications:

1. Chastity N. Bradford, C. Pellet, W. Kennedy, D. Ely, D. Seth, L. Gabriel Navar, M. K. Raizada, S. Paul Oh. ROSA26 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) Knock-in Mice Exhibit Normal Cardiac Function But Attenuated Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension.  High Blood Pressure Council Scientific Sessions 2011.

2. Chastity N. Bradford, Debra Ely, Mohan K. Raizada. Targeting the Vasoprotective Axis of the Renin Angiotensin System, A Novel Strategic Approach to Pulmonary Hypertensive Therapy. Current Hypertension Reports 2010;12;212-219.

3. Anderson J. Ferreira, Robson A.S. Santos, Chastity N. Bradford, Adam P. Mecca, Colin Sumners, Michael J. Katovich and Mohan K. Raizada. Therapeutic Implications of the Vasoprotective Axis of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Cardiovascular Diseases. Hypertension 2010; 55; 207-213.

4. Yoriko Yamazato, Anderson J. Ferreira, Kwon-Ho Hong, Srinivas Sriramula, Joseph Francis, Masanobu Yamazato, Lihui Yuan, Chastity N. Bradford, Vinayak Shenoy, Suk P. Oh, Michael J. Katovich, Mohan K. Raizada. Prevention of Pulmonary Hypertension by Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 Gene Transfer. Hypertension. 2009; 54; 365-371.