In this webinar, Dr. Rahmouni presents his research on the fundamental processes mediating autonomic nervous system control of energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function in health and disease.
Beginning with a definition of the autonomic neurocircuitry regulating energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function, Dr. Rahmouni describes the molecular mechanisms controlling autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activity. Using multidisciplinary approaches, including basic cellular systems, genetic models, and sophisticated physiological techniques, such as multifiber direct nerve recording, he discusses the neuroendocrine pathways that underlie energy imbalance and cardiovascular disorders at a molecular level.
Key Topics Include:
- Understand how the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system regulate metabolic and cardiovascular functions
- Depict the cellular and molecular mechanisms within the brain that determine sympathetic and parasympathetic activity
- Explain the biological processes underlying crosstalk between metabolism and the cardiovascular system
- Describe how obesity impacts cardiovascular health
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
University of Iowa