Research

Cellular and Integrative Physiology from Molecules to Man

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Most faculty members in the department maintain active laboratories with extramurally-funded research programs.

Ongoing research in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology encompasses a variety of fields, including cardiovascular physiology (cellular cardiac electrophysiology, microvascular reactivity & permeability, and cardiovascular neuroscience including neural control of circulation), renal physiology (ion transport, mesangial cell function, neural control of volume homeostasis, renal microcirculation, mechanisms of cell injury & repair, effects of sex and puberty on renal disease progression), reproductive endocrinology and sensory physiology (cardio-pulmonary chemoreceptors, visual physiology). Several laboratories focus on patho-physiological mechanisms associated with disease —e.g., acute renal failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.

The Department maintains several core laboratories including high frequency ultrasound and photoacoustic laser imaging, a laser confocal microscope, an electron paramegnetic resonance spectrograph, a hypoxia core and a calcium imaging core.