Ying-Jie Peng, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor Department of Medicine
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Biographical Info

Research Interest

Patients with sleep apnea experience chronic intermittent hypoxia during sleep display overactive sympathetic nerve activity and abnormalities in breathing and are at high risk of developing hypertension. The carotid body is the primary sensory organ that detects changes in O2 levels in arterial blood, and the ensuing chemosensory reflex is a potent regulator of autonomic functions. My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying O2 sensing by the carotid body and assessing the role of carotid bodies in mediating cardiorespiratory responses to simulated apneas in rodent models.

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  • Ph.D., Shanghai Medical University, China, Physiology
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