Neurology

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    One goal of our lab is to determine the mechanisms by which serotonergic neurons sense changes in CO2, and how their downstream effects contribute to control of pH. Defining the mechanisms of central respiratory chemoreception may lead to specific treatments for diseases in which respiratory chemoreception is abnormal and provide a better understanding of how CO2 and pH affect CNS function.

    We are also studying how GABA is released from neurons and glia, and how this release is affected by anticonvulsants. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.

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    George B. Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Head, Dept. of Neurology, University of Iowa
    Professor, Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa
    Attending Neurologist, VA Hospital, Iowa City, IA
    Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Yale University 

    Dr. Richerson's Faculty Profile

    Mailing Address:

    Department of Neurology
    UI Hospitals and Clinics
    200 Hawkins Drive, 2007 RCP
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

    Email: george-richerson@uiowa.edu
    Phone: 319-356-8757
    Fax: 319-335-6376