Margot LaPointe PhD

Margot LaPointe, PHD

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Specialties: Research

Board Certification and Education


  • Louisiana State University, Biology/Chemistry, LA, 1985
  • University of North Carolina, Zoology, NC, 1983
  • University Of New Orleans, LA, 1978
  • University Of New Orleans, LA, 1976


  • Univ. of California, San Francisco, Research, CA, 1988

About Me

Vice-president of Research, Henry Ford Health System

I am a research scientist, and do not see patients.

University of New Orleans, 1972-1976, B.S., summa cum laude
University of New Orleans, 1976-1978, M.S. (Biology)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978-1983, Ph.D. (Zoology)

Postdoctoral Training
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, 7/83-8/85
Metabolic Research Unit and Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 10/85-9/88
Professional Appointments 
Assistant Research Biochemist, Metabolic Research Unit, UCSF, 10/88 - 8/90
Staff Scientist, Senior Scientist, Hypertension and Vascular Research Division and Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. 8/90 -12/2009
Full-time Affiliate, Professor, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan; October 2003 - present

Awards, Honors and Publications
University of New Orleans Decennial Honor Award (1972 1976)
Ella V. Schwing English Award, Univ. of New Orleans (1973)
Kappa Kappa Iota Scholarship (highest GPA in College of Education, UNO, 1974)
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities (1974 1976)
Louisiana Land and Exploration Co. Graduate Scholarship in Biological Sciences (1978)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (NRSA; 1985-1987)
Fellowship, NIH Neuroendocrine Training Grant to UCSF (1987-1988)
NIH Research Career Development Award (1994-1999)
Kappa Delta Pi (member of)
Omicron Delta Kappa (member of)
Phi Kappa Phi (member of)







Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W Grand Blvd
Hypertension Research E&R 7041
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital