Michael G. Ziegler, M.D. joined UCSD 22 years ago, becoming Director of the General Clinical Research Center eight years ago and served as chair of the Clinical Research Review Committee for the NIH for the past year. Dr. Ziegler carries out research on autonomic pharmacology both at the bench and at the bedside. He has trained over 25 fellows. He currently carries out NIH and NASA funded research on sleep apnea, pharmacogenomics, hypertension, and cardiovascular control during weightlessness and during the return to earth from spaceflight.
Dr. Ziegler has served as a sponsor for Fullbright fellows and for five minority research scholars, and has received awards for his efforts promoting the inclusion of minority investigators and minority subjects in clinical research. Dr. Ziegler will ensure that GCRC resources are available for the CREST program and will enhance the interface between CREST program faculty and other GCRC users.
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