Cardiovascular Physiology Research Laboratory

The focus of the laboratory is to examine blood pressure regulation and autonomic nervous system function in humans. The lab is working on projects related to better understanding how fluid and electrolyte imbalance in the body affect blood pressure control at rest and during exercise, and brain blood vessel function. We study healthy young and older adults, and those who are hypertensive or chronically consume high dietary sodium.

Located at the University of Delaware STAR Campus, the Cardiovascular Physiology Research Lab is equipped with the ability to conduct studies employing microneurography, beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring, and cerebrovascular assessment.

Over the years, the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab has been featured in the University of Delaware Newspaper UDaily, with pieces highlighting research about the effect of dietary salt on the cardiovascular system.

Director: William B. Farquhar