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Hong Song, MD

Academic Title:

Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


655 West Baltimore St. BRB 11-037

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-4423


(410) 706-5747

Education and Training

M.D., Medicine, Nanchang University School of Medical, China, 1981-1986

Post-doctoral fellow, Neurophysiology and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1994-2001


Since 2001, my research has focused on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, in particular the role of intracellular calcium ions in regulating smooth muscles. My recent studies have focused on the impact of the effect of prolonged exposure to reduced oxygen level on fetal morbidity and mortality and the association between reduced fetal growth and an increased risk of diseases in adult by using animal models and epidemiological studies. I have extensive experience in immunology, molecular biology and electrophysiology.

Research/Clinical Keywords

hypertension, chronic hypoxia, fetus, heart, mitochondria, placenta

Highlighted Publications

L. P. Thompson, L. Pence, G. Pinkas, H. Song, B. P. Telugu: Placental hypoxia during early pregnancy causes maternal hypertension and placental insufficiency in the hypoxic guinea pig model. J. Biology of Reproduction.

H. Song, L. Chen, J.C. Lee, M.I. Kotlikoff, T.J. Pritchard, R.J. Paul, M. Li and M. P. Blaustein. Arterial α2 Na+ pump expression influences blood pressure: Lessons from novel, genetically-engineered smooth muscle-specific α2 mice. Am. J. Physiol., Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 309(5):H958-68,2015

H. Song, E. Karashima, J. M. Hamlyn, M. P. Blaustein. Ouabain-digoxin antagonism in rat arteries and neurones. J. Physiol. 592(5):941-69, 2014.

H. Song, S. M. Thompson, M.P. Blaustein: Nanomolar ouabain augments Ca2+ signaling in rat hippocampal neurones and glia. J. Physiol. 591(7): 1671-89, 2