Francois M. Abboud, MD

Edith King Pearson Chair of Cardiovascular Research
Internal Medicine

Research interests are directed toward the neural regulation of the circulation in pathologic states such as hypertension and heart failure. Specific studies examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mechanical activation of baroreceptor neurons and the role of mechanosensitive ion channels in the generation of baroreceptor nerve activity in transgenic mice. Integrated control of sympathetic activity during sleep apnea and hypertension has been the focus of studies in humans.

Dr. Abboud directed an NIH interdisciplinary cardiovascular research training program and a Program Project Grant on Integrative Functions in Neurovascular Control for over 45 years and was Founding Director of the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center.


Recent publications

Research areas
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Ion channels
  • Receptors
  • Gene regulation
  • Hormones
  • Immune mechanisms
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Dysautonomia
  • Peripheral Nervous System
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Sensory signaling
  • In vivo electrophysiology
  • Transgenic models
  • In vitro electrophysiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell culturing
  • Thermogenesis
Francis Abboud

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