Peter M. Lalley

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Peter M. Lalley holds the B.S. degree in pharmacy and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in neuropharmacology. He did a postdoctoral training in autonomic neurophysiology. He is a Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His primary area of expertise is neural control of respiration within the brainstem respiratory network. Emphasis is on respiratory neuromodulators and the effects of cell membrane receptor ligands and neuropharmacological agents on respiratory neuron excitability, respiratory network responsiveness, and breathing. More recent studies have focused on the neuromodulatory roles of opioids, dopamine, and serotonin. Methods of analysis in these studies included intracellular and extracellular recording from respiratory and sympathetic motor outputs in vivo, microiontophoretic, and i.v. administration of receptor agonists and blockers and cross-correlation analysis. Other areas of experience and interest include cardiorespiratory interactions at central and peripheral synapses, central mechanisms of urinary bladder control, neuromodulator and neuropharmacological actions in the striatum, and their effects on involuntary motor control.

Biography Updated on 15 January 2012

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