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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
Office: 110 CMABIowa City, IA 52242
PNS, Sciences, University of Cairo, Faculty of ScienceMBBCh, Ains Chams University, Faculty of MedicineMS, American College of Physicians
Internship, Demerdash Government HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, Milwaukee County HospitalFellowship, Cardiovascular Laboratory (Research), American Heart Association, Marquette University School of MedicineFellowship, Advanced Research Fellowship, Cardiology, American Heart Association, University of Iowa, College of MedicineDoctor Honoris Causa Diploma, University of Lyon, French Ministry of EducationHonorary Doctorate, Medical College of Wisconsin
License to Practice Medicine and Surgery, Wisconsin Medical Examining BoardCertification, Subspecialty Board in Cardiovascular DiseaseCertification, American Board of Internal Medicine
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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