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.
Qinghang (Chris) Liu
Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure
Molecular mechanisms of striated muscle contractile regulation
Luis Fernando Santana
Ca2+ signaling in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle