• 2690 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1985 …2020

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Area of Expertise

My laboratory studies the role of the central nervous system in the regulation of the cardiovascular system, and water and electrolyte balance. We study how the brain participates in the normal maintenance of blood pressure and fluid balance, a process called homeostasis. We also investigate how changes in these CNS processes contribute to water retention associated with heart or liver disease and chronic diseases such as hypertension. Our goal is to achieve a better understanding of how the CNS contributes to health and diseases though its interactions with the cardiovascular system.

Education/Academic qualification

BA in Psychology, Eastern Illinois University

MS in Biopsychology, University of Iowa

PhD in Biopsychology, University of Iowa

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Research Output

  • 2690 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
  • 104 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 1 Editorial

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Supraoptic Vasopressin Neurons in Hyponatremia

Balapattabi, K., Little, J. T., Bachelor, M. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Jul 2020, In : Neuroendocrinology. 110, 7-8, p. 630-641 12 p.

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Open Access
  • Caspase lesions of PVN-projecting MnPO neurons block the sustained component of CIH-induced hypertension in adult male rats

    Marciante, A. B., Wang, L. A., Little, J. T. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Jan 2020, In : American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 318, 1, p. H34-H48

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Estrogen receptor involvement in vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia pathogenesis and treatment

    Nguyen, D. H., Cunningham, J. T. & Sumien, N., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : GeroScience.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus Gαi2 (guanine nucleotide-binding protein alpha inhibiting activity polypeptide 2) protein-mediated neural control of the kidney and the salt sensitivity of blood pressure

    Carmichael, C. Y., Kuwabara, J. T., Pascale, C. L., Moreira, J. D., Mahne, S. E., Kapusta, D. R., Rosene, D. L., Williams, J. S., Thomas Cunningham, J. & Wainford, R. D., 1 Apr 2020, In : Hypertension. p. 1002-1011 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Angiotensin type 1a receptors in the median preoptic nucleus support intermittent hypoxia-induced hypertension

    Shell, B., Farmer, G. E., Nedungadi, T. P., Wang, L. A., Marciante, A. B., Snyder, B., Cunningham, R. L. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 May 2019, In : American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 316, 5, p. R651-R665

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations