• Microscopic view of neurons

Welcome to the Mendelowitz Lab

The Mendelowitz lab is focused on how the autonomic nervous system, and particularly specific populations of neurons in the brainstem, control heart rate, airway resistance, and other essential cardiorespiratory functions. In addition to understanding the role of these neurons in normal physiology, we also seek to determine how these neurons and pathways are altered to initiate and/or sustain cardiorespiratory diseases, particularly in the prevalent cardiovascular diseases obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure. Our overarching goal is to identify novel targets of opportunity for treating these diseases.