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Associate Vice President for ResearchEdith King Pearson Chair of Cardiovascular ResearchChair Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine (1976-2002)Founding Director, Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center (1974-2012)Professor of Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular MedicineProfessor of
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Primary Office: 616 MRCIowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-335-7708
Office: 110 CMABIowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-353-3057
Baccalaureate, Christian Brothers' Schools, Cairo, EgyptPNS, Sciences, University of Cairo, Faculty of Science, Cairo, EgyptMBBCh, Ains Chams University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, EgyptDoctor Honoris Causa Diploma, University of Lyon, French Ministry of Education, Lyon, FranceHonorary Doctor of Science, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WIMaster, American College of Physicians
Intern, Demerdash Government Hospital, Cairo, EgyptAssistant Resident, Internal Medicine, Milwaukee County Hospital, Milwaukee, WIJunior Resident, Internal Medicine, Milwaukee County HospitalSenior Resident, Internal Medicine, Milwaukee County HospitalResearch Fellowship, American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Marquette University School of Medicine, Milwaukee, WIAdvanced Research Fellowship, American Heart Association, Cardiology, University of Iowa, College of Medicine
Certification Subspecialty Board in Cardiovascular DiseaseCertification American Board of Internal MedicineIowa Board of Medical Examiners LicenseWisconsin Medical and Surgery License
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in NeuroscienceMedical Scientist Training Program
Research interests are directed toward the neural regulation of the circulation. Specific studies examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of
1. Mechanical activation of baroreceptor neurons and the role of mechanosensitive ion channels in the generation of baroreceptor nerve activity
2. Chemical activation of chemoreceptor neurons and the role of ASICs (Acid Sensitive Ion Channels) in responses to hypoxia and acidosis.
The work is done in isolated neurons, glomus cells, and in transgenic mice.
Integrated control of sympathetic activity during sleep apnea and hypertension has been the focus of studies in humans.
Cardiovascular Research CenterInstitute for Clinical and Translational Science
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