Division of Physiology People

F​aculty

John B. West, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor Emeritus
Chief interests:
  • Physiological basis of lung disease
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
  • Peripheral oxygen delivery
  • Exercise
  • High altitude
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    John West Website
    Formal Curriculum Vitae
    Narrative Curriculum Vitae
    Publications

    Peter D. Wagner, M.D.
    Professor Emeritus
    Chief interests:
  • Physiological basis of lung disease
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
  • Peripheral oxygen delivery
  • Exercise
  • Angiogenesis and VEGF
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    Frank L. Powell, Ph.D.
    Professor, Physiology Division Chief
    Chief interests:
  • Control of ventilation, especially chemoreception
  • Comparative physiology of gas exchange
  • High Altitude
  • Powell Lab Website 

     


    G. Kim Prisk, Ph.D., D.Sc.
    Professor
    Chief interests:
  • Space physiology
  • Bioengineering of the lung
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    Michael C. Hogan, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Chief interests:
  • Exercise physiology
  • Skeletal muscle metabolism
  • O2 dependence of skeletal muscle function
  • Control of mitochondrial respiration
  • Hogan Lab Website 

     

    Susan R. Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor
    Chief interests:
  • Exercise physiology
  • High altitude physiology
  • Functional lung imaging
  • Pulmonary gas exchange during exercise
  • Elite athlete training
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    Chantal J. Darquenne, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Chief interests:
  • Aerosol deposition in the lung
  • Pulmonary ventilation
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    Zhenxing Fu, Ph.D
    Project Scientist
    Chief interests:
  • Physiology of pulmonary capillaries
  • Cell biology of the lung
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    Ellen C. Breen, Ph.D.
    Associate Research Scientist
    Chief interests:
  • Molecular biology of the lung
  • Regulation of extracellular matrix
  • Ann Elliott, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    Chief interests:
  • Functional lung imaging
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
  • Tatum S. Simonson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Chief interests:
  • High-altitude physiology and genetic adaptations in highland populations
  • Simonson Lab Website 




    Rui Carlos Pereira De Sa, Ph.D.
    Assistant Project Scientist
    Chief interests:
  • Functional imaging of the lung
  • Pulmonary blood flow
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    ​​Postdoctoral Scholars

    Esteban Moya Cespedes, Ph.D.
    (Chile)














    Erica Heinrich, Ph.D.
    (USA​)







    ​​Staff

    Harrieth Wagner, Staff Research Associate
    Janelle Fine, Development Engineer







    Lisa Richter, Administrative Assistant

    ​​Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Matea Djokic















    Alma Gutierrez
    Eli Lawrence
    Jasmine Lee
    Ross Massey
    William Okerblom
    Colin Tsui
    Steve Vitorino
    Lu Wu
    Gigi Yip