Dr. Navar received his Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi under the direction of Dr. Arthur Guyton. He served as a faculty member at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to his appointment as Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology at Tulane University in 1988. Dr. Navar is also a co-Director of the Tulane Renal and Hypertension Center of Excellence. Dr. Navar leads a highly successful research program, contributing significantly to fundamental research in the fields of renal hemodynamics and hypertension. Dr. Navar’s excellence in scientific research has been honored with awards from APS, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Navar is an outstanding mentor, guiding the development of 21 predoctoral students, 42 postdoctoral fellows, and 4 visiting scientists during the past 40 years. Many of these mentees have gone on to a wide variety of prominent research and teaching positions.
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The Physiologist 49(6): 315-318, 2006