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Cardiorespiratory physiology

This research group is composed of six independent laboratories with active research programs on the mechanisms controlling pulmonary gas exchange, circulation, and respiratory rate. Another area of research is smooth and cardiac muscle excitation-contraction coupling, the mechanisms that link electrical changes in the surface membrane of muscle cell to contraction. Investigators in the cardiorespiratory physiology research group employ a combination of molecular, cellular, biophysical, and whole organ approaches in their studies.


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Kevin Conley

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Robb Glenny

Pulmonary circulation

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Qinghang (Chris) Liu

Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure

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Mike Regnier

Molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contractile regulation

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Luis Fernando Santana

Ca2+ signaling in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle