Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Chair
Ph.D. 1972, New York Medical College
Specialty: Cardiovascular physiology
Major Interest: Neural control of the circulation; angiotensin II; nitric oxide; reactive oxidant stress
A secondary interest relates to the role of cardiac sympathetic sensory endings in mediating sympatho-excitation and cardiac remodeling in heart failure and hypertension.
These techniques are providing important new information about normal cardiovascular physiology and about the pathophysiology of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.
Students in this laboratory learn surgical preparation of chronically instrumented animals and techniques for measuring a variety of cardiovascular parameters in awake, chronically instrumented animals. Molecular biological techniques such as Western blots, real time RT PCR and histological techniques are routinely used.