MSc., 1982 - Physiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto
PhD., 1984 - Physiology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto
Our laboratory is dedicated to the study of the neural control of the circulation and respiration, with emphasis on the neurotransmission of the cardiovascular reflexes in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). We use several experimental approaches such as the awake rat, the cronic intermittent hypoxia, the isolated heart-brain stem preparation and patch clamp. Nowadays these methods are being used for a better understanding of the synaptic transmission between neurons of the brain stem involved in the generation and modulation of the sympathtetic and respiratory activities. Special interest is dedicated to the coupling between these two important neurovegetative functions.