Linda Hayward, PhD

Linda Hayward, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiological Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

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One main focus of Dr. Hayward’s lab is to gain new knowledge on how the brain integrates sensory signals involved in regulation of blood pressure and compare how activation or inhibition of different regions of the brain produces changes in sympathetic and parasympathetic drive in both normotensive and hypertensive animals. Currently these studies are focusing on brain regions involved in mediating stress responses in the maintenance sympathoexcitation. A second focus of the lab is to utilize neuroanatomical tracers to characterize the interconnections between different brain regions relaying cardiovascular information and to identify the importance of these interconnections in mediating physiological responses to hemorrhage. All studies involve whole animal physiology as well as neuroanatomy and/or extracellular recording from single neurons in the brain.

Degrees and Training

  • BA, Psychobiology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • MS, Kinesiology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • PhD, Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Postdoctoral Training, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA