Autonomic Neuroscience Laboratory
We investigate the central nervous pathways that regulate basic bodily functions such as blood pressure and body temperature, as well as their transmission to bodily targets via autonomic nerves.
In Systems Neurophysiology we seek to learn how the nervous system controls various bodily functions and how that control is altered in disease. Our disease focus includes not only neurological disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, but also how the nervous system impacts on non-neurological diseases such as heart failure and inflammatory diseases. A clear understanding of basic mechanisms is crucial in developing better therapies and reducing the impacts of illness.