Research & Initiatives
The Martinez Lab is focused on understanding the role of the nucleus tractus (nTS) solitarii and other brain regions in cardiorespiratory dysfunctions. Specifically, we seek to understand the role of the nTS in the development of hypertension and other cardiorespiratory diseases.
We use several techniques and take a multi-faceted approach to examine the different components within the nTS and other cardiorespiratory centers. We believe that starting our approach at the ionic channel level and progressing to the whole animal allows us to elucidate mechanisms of different dysfunctions.