University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Gilberto Moralez has developed a broad interest in the autonomic cardiovascular responses that accompany exercise, hypoxia and environmental stressors in special populations. Specifically, Dr. Moralez is interested in investigating the physiological mechanisms underlying the impaired autonomic control of sympathetic activity to stressors in at-risk groups. This line of research is clinically important given that impaired autonomic control of sympathetic activity leads to poor prognosis in a host of cardiovascular morbidities such as hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, chronic heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, obesity and normal aging. Dr. Moralez’s current projects and collaborations include: The effects of Angiotensin II and peripheral blood mononuclear cells production on the exaggerated increase in sympathetic nerve activity during a sympathoexcitatory stressor in normotensive African Americans. The assessment of autonomic dysfunction during traumatic brain injury recovery. Effect of hypobaric hypoxia on the control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during dynamic exercise in humans.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EST