Kaushik P. Patel

Kaushik P. Patel A. Ross McIntyre Professor
Ph.D. from University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1983
Major Interest: Neural control of circulation

Research in the laboratory is focused on the neural regulation of cardiovascular and renal function in health and disease states.  We are studying various aspects of the blood volume regulation in normal and disease states such as heart failure, diabetes and hypertension.  Biochemical, molecular biology, electrophysiological, hemodynamic and renal function measurements and techniques are used for studying the various components of the blood volume reflex arc with particularly emphasis on role the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in this regulation.  These studies are providing important new insights about the normal neural regulation of fluid balance and about altered fluid balance and its consequences in various disease states.

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