Division of Physiology People

F​aculty

John B. West
John B. West, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor Emeritus
Chief interests:
  • Physiological basis of lung disease
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
  • Peripheral oxygen delivery
  • Exercise
  • High altitude
John West Website
Formal Curriculum Vitae
Narrative Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Peter D. Wagner, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Chief interests:
  • Physiological basis of lung disease
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
  • Peripheral oxygen delivery
  • Exercise
  • Angiogenesis and VEGF
Frank L. Powell, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology Division Chief
Chief interests:
  • Control of ventilation, especially chemoreception
  • Comparative physiology of gas exchange
  • High Altitude
Powell Lab Website
G. Kim Prisk, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor
Chief interests:
  • Space physiology
  • Bioengineering of the lung
Michael C. Hogan, Ph.D.
Professor
Chief interests:
  • Exercise physiology
  • Skeletal muscle metabolism
  • O2 dependence of skeletal muscle function
  • Control of mitochondrial respiration
Hogan Lab Website
Susan R. Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Chief interests:
  • Exercise physiology
  • High altitude physiology
  • Functional lung imaging
  • Pulmonary gas exchange during exercise
  • Elite athlete training
Chantal J. Darquenne, Ph.D.
Professor
Chief interests:
  • Aerosol deposition in the lung
  • Upper airway dynamics in sleep apnea
  • Pulmonary ventilation
Darquenne Lab Website

Zhenxing Fu, Ph.D
Project Scientist
Chief interests:
  • Physiology of pulmonary capillaries
  • Cell biology of the lung
Ellen C. Breen, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Chief interests:
  • Molecular biology of the lung
  • Regulation of extracellular matrix
Ann Elliott, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Chief interests:
  • Functional lung imaging
  • Pulmonary gas exchange
Tatum S. Simonson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chief interests:
  • High-altitude physiology and genetic adaptations in highland populations
Simonson Lab Website
Rui Carlos Pereira De Sa, Ph.D.
Assistant Project Scientist
Chief interests:
  • Functional imaging of the lung
  • Pulmonary blood flow

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​​Postdoctoral Scholars

Esteban Moya Cespedes, Ph.D.
(Chile)
Erica Heinrich, Ph.D.
(USA​)
Chief interests:
  • Physiological genomics of high-altitude adaptation
  • Control of breathing

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​​Staff

Harrieth Wagner, Staff Research Associate
Janelle Fine, Development Engineer
Lisa Richter, Administrative Assistant

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​​Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Matea Djokic
Alma Gutierrez
Eli Lawrence
Jasmine Lee
Ross Massey
William Okerblom
Colin Tsui
Steve Vitorino
Lu Wu
Gigi Yip