• 2473 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1985 …2022
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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

PhD in Biopsychology, University of Iowa

MS in Biopsychology, University of Iowa

BA in Psychology, Eastern Illinois University

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Research Output 1985 2019

  • 2473 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
  • 101 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Editorial

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

Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor
Preoptic Area
Small Interfering RNA

Effects of salt-loading on supraoptic vasopressin neurones assessed by ClopHensorN chloride imaging

Balapattabi, K., Farmer, G. E., Knapp, B. A., Little, J. T., Bachelor, M., Yuan, J. P. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 31, 8, e12752.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supraoptic Nucleus
Arginine Vasopressin

Role of the afferent renal nerves in sodium homeostasis and blood pressure regulation in rats

Frame, A. A., Carmichael, C. Y., Kuwabara, J. T., Cunningham, J. T. & Wainford, R. D., 1 Aug 2019, In : Experimental physiology. 104, 8, p. 1306-1323 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Blood Pressure

Selectively inhibiting the median preoptic nucleus attenuates angiotensin II and hyperosmotic- induced drinking behavior and vasopressin release in adult male rats

Marciante, A. B., Wang, L. A., Farmer, G. E. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Mar 2019, In : eNeuro. 6, 2, e0473-18.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Drinking Behavior
Preoptic Area
Angiotensin II
Designer Drugs

Sniffer cells for the detection of neural Angiotensin II in vitro

Farmer, G. E., Amune, A., Bachelor, M. E., Duong, P., Yuan, J. P. & Cunningham, J. T., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 8820.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Angiotensin II
Cultured Cells
Angiotensin III