Romer A. Gonzalez-Villalobos, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research Scientist I
Biomedical Sciences and Experimental Pathology


Email: romer.gonzalez@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-0551


Education and Training

  • University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela; MD, MS (Immunology)
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; PhD  (Physiology)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Renal Physiology and Hypertension, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Research Interests

  • Intrarenal renin-angiotensin system in hypertension and renal disease
  • Role of renal ACE in hypertension


Awards and Activities

  • Recipient, New Merck Investigator Award, Council for high blood pressure research
  • Finalist, Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award
  • Recipient, Excellence in Renal Research Award, American Physician Scientist Association


Selected Publications

  • Gonzalez-Villalobos RA, Billet S, Kim C, Satou R, Fuchs S, Bernstein KE, Navar LG. Intrarenal angiotensin-converting enzyme induces hypertension in response to angiotensin I infusion. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2011;22(3):449-59.
  • Navar LG, Kobori H, Prieto MC, Gonzalez-Villalobos RA. Intratubular renin-angiotensin system in hypertension. Hypertension. 2011;57(3):355-62.
  • Shen XZ, Ong FS, Bernstein EA, Janjulia T, Blackwell WL, Shah KH, Taylor BL, Gonzalez-Villalobos RA, Fuchs S, Bernstein KE. Nontraditional roles of of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Hypertension. 2012;59(4):763-8.
  • Navar LG, Satou R, Gonzalez-Villalobos RA. The increasing complexity of the intratubular Renin-Angiotensin system. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2012;23(7):1130-2.

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