New paper accepted in Frontiers in Physiology!

A  focus of our laboratory is understanding the regulation of pulmonary blood vessels by hypoxia, including non-canonical intrapulmonary shunt vessels. While we still don’t understand a lot about their structure, we recently found that they are regulated (in part) by the beta-2 adrenergic pathway. Beta-2 adrenergic receptors cause dilation (or widening) of blood vessels in the … Continue reading New paper accepted in Frontiers in Physiology!

This week in lab awesomeness!

This week the lab will be traveling to the Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago and we have a lot to celebrate (pics forthcoming)!! Undergraduate student Matt won a Bruce abstract award and will receive his award at the meeting. Shilpa, another undergraduate and founding member of the lab, has been accepted into Physician Assistant’s school. … Continue reading This week in lab awesomeness!

Laboratory Receives NCI Seed Grant to Study Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia!!

We are pleased to announce that we have received a one-year, $60,000 seed grant to examine the environmental and genetic determinants underlying the transition of of MGUS into multiple myeloma. MGUS is a precursor, pre-malignant condition that occurs before the development of multiple myeloma. The majority of MGUS cases are benign, but can be devastating when it … Continue reading Laboratory Receives NCI Seed Grant to Study Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia!!

New Paper Accepted in the Journal of Biomechanics!!

  Work completed with our collaborators in Naomi Chesler’s laboratory has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics! The paper titled “Pulmonary arterial strain- and remodeling-induced stiffening are differentiated in a chronic model of pulmonary hypertension ” reports our finding that chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension causes stiffening of the large elastic arteries and that this is … Continue reading New Paper Accepted in the Journal of Biomechanics!!

New Paper Accepted in Oncotarget!

SourceMultiple myeloma is an incurable plasma cancer and the second most common blood malignancy. We have been interested in the role oxygen plays in mediating the progression of this disease and our new collaboration with the Translational Myeloma Group at the University of Iowa has yielded it’s first publication in the journal Oncotarget. We are glad … Continue reading New Paper Accepted in Oncotarget!

Professor Bates Invited to Join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology

Last week Dr. Bates received an email from Drs. Peter Wagner and Jason H.T. Bates, Editor and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology (JAPPL), inviting her to join the journal’s editorial board. Here’s how the journal describes its mission: The Journal of Applied Physiology publishes original papers that deal with diverse areas of … Continue reading Professor Bates Invited to Join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology

Amy Kaplan Receives Acceptance Letter to Tufts University!

Summer research student Amy Kaplan emailed us to let us know that she had been offered early acceptance to Tufts University! Amy joined our group as part of the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Iowa and spent the summer studying the long-term effects of supplemental oxygen on pediatric physiology. The SSTP … Continue reading Amy Kaplan Receives Acceptance Letter to Tufts University!

Professor Bates Receives Seed Grant from the American Cancer Society !

We feel fortunate to be the proud recipients of an American Cancer Society Seed Grant to continue our work investigating how obesity promotes hematological malignancy (cancer of the blood). This grant is administered through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and will provide us with the resources to really take this line … Continue reading Professor Bates Receives Seed Grant from the American Cancer Society !

Lab Visits the Iowa Physiological Society

Michael Hoover, Sandeep Kowkuntla, Shreya Chandrasekar, Austin Murphy, Matthew Peters, and Madison Sturgeon traveled with Drs. Bates and Tomasson to the Iowa Physiological Society meeting at Des Moines University! In addition to poster presentations, Matthew Peters was invited to give a talk on his work in premature infants. The lab had a very successful time … Continue reading Lab Visits the Iowa Physiological Society

New Paper Accepted in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology!

Our new paper titled “Oxidative stress augments chemoreflex sensitivity in rats exposed to chronic intermittent hypoxia” with Barbara Morgan, Rodrigo Del Rio, Zunyi Wang and John Dopp has been accepted in the journal of Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology! In this paper, we found that exposure to intermittent hypoxia, simulating sleep apnea, increases the sensitivity of … Continue reading New Paper Accepted in Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology!