Division of Physiology People

F​aculty

John B. West
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
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
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
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
Chantal J. Darquenne, Ph.D.
Professor
Chief interests:
  • Aerosol deposition in the lung
  • Upper airway dynamics in sleep apnea
  • Pulmonary ventilation
Darquenne Lab Website

Zhenxing Fu, Ph.D
Project Scientist
Chief interests:
  • Physiology of pulmonary capillaries
  • Cell biology of the lung
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)
Chief interests:
  • Intermittent hypoxia
  • Control of breathing

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​​Staff

Janelle Fine, Development Engineer
Lisa Richter, Administrative Assistant

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​​Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Mayra Blanco
Christina Blaul
Jenny Chiem
Megan Edusada
Natalie Gilmore
Wanjun Gu
Jacqueline Howe
Cynthia Indralingham
Eli Lawrence
Anastasia Lucas
Frederick Martinez
Jason (Jailei) Pan
Maryam Ranjbar
Nicole Stevens
Taha Taka
Steven Vitorino
William Wegeng
James Yu
Adam (Huayi) Zhao