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Our research aims to understand the link between overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system  and cardiovascular disease. Projects range from investigating the various signals the brain receives that chronically regulate sympathetic activity, to understanding how organ specific sympathetic activity contributes to cardiovascular disease. Although most of our work focuses on the neurogenic basis of high blood pressure (hypertension), we have more recently begun to study the complex relationship between metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

John W. Osborn, PhD


Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Chair in Cardiovascular Physiology

Director of Graduate Studies


Mailing Address:

University of Minnesota

Cancer Cardiovascular Research Building 

(Office: 3-138)

2231 6th St. SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455



Ph: 612-624-3074


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