University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hanjun Wang, MD

Margaret Larson Endowed Professor
Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
Research Faculty

Hanjun Wang, MD, headshot
Research Interests
  • Role of cardiac spinal afferents in Chronic Heart Failure and Hypertension
  • Role of Pulmonary spinal afferents in Acute/Chronic Lung diseases
  • Novel Neural Mechanisms to mediate heart-lung cross-talk in cardiopulmonary diseases
  • Novel Neural Mechanisms to mediate cardio-renal syndrome in chronic heart failure
  • Neural control of cardiovascular activity during exercise in healthy and diseases
  • Novel Neural Mechanisms to mediate claudication in Peripheral Arterial Diseases
  • Wang HJ*, Rozanski GJ, Zucker IH. Cardiac sympathetic afferent reflex control of cardiac function in normal and chronic heart failure states. J Physiol 2017; 595(8):2519-2534.
  • Becker BK, Wang H, Zucker IH. Central TrkB blockade attenuates ICV angiotensin II-hypertension and sympathetic nerve activity in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 2017; 205:77-86.
  • Wang HJ*. Mineralocorticoids: The secret of muscle reflex dysfunction in hypertension? Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2017; 313(5):H931-H933.

April 2020 – March 2024
Novel Neural Mechanisms Underlying Lung-Heart Pathological Crosstalk
Primary Investigator
DHHS/NIH/NHLBI (1R01HL152160-0)

March 2020 – April 2025
Targeting Insulin Resistance to Improve Abnormal Cardiovascular Control in Diabetes
Sub-Contract Primary Investigator
DHHS/NIH/NHLBI (168559177)