Patrick J. Mueller Ph.D.

Patrick J. Mueller Ph.D.

pmueller@med.wayne.edu

5263 Scott Hall

313-577-1559

313-577-5494 (fax)

Patrick J. Mueller Ph.D.

Position Title

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest

Neurohumoral control of the circulation, cardiovascular deconditioning, exercise training

Narrative Bio

The goal of the research in my laboratory is to learn more about how the brain controls the heart and blood vessels and therefore, its role in determining arterial blood pressure and organ blood flow. In particular, I am interested in how the brain adapts its control of the cardiovascular system to various physiological and pathophysiological states. Currently, he is examining how levels of physical activity contribute to alterations in neurohumoral control of circulation. In a recent study published by the Journal of Comparative Neurology and covered by The New York Times, he and his collaborators found that inactivity can change the structure and function of the a brain region involved in blood pressure regulation.

Laboratory Web Site

http://www.med.wayne.edu/physiology/facultyprofile/Mueller/mueller.HTM

Publications

A complete list of Dr. Mueller's publications can be found at PubMed-Mueller

Post Graduate Training

  • 1995-97 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mentor: Philip S. Clifford, Ph.D.; Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 1997-01 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mentor: Eileen M. Hasser, Ph.D.; Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences,  Univ. Missouri-Columbia

Category Information

  • Neural control of the circulation - effects of activity and inactivity on neural pathways in the brainstem