Dr. Joseph M. Miano received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from New York Medical College in 1992. His post-doctoral training was done in Eric Olson’s laboratory at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he cloned and characterized several smooth muscle-restricted promoters and initiated the study of retinoids in the vessel wall. Dr. Miano has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is currently working as an Associate Professor for the Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (SMD) were he is focused on the expression regulation and biology of several genes cloned from vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). He serves as an editorial board member for Physiological Genomics and is a Consulting Editor for Circulation Research and an Associate Editor Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and member of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.