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Myocardial Ischemia & Acupuncture

Longhurst Lab - Summer high school students

A special presentation from the Longhurst Laboratory. Open to the public - come see what these high school students are learning!

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: UC Irvine, Medical Education Building, Telemedicine Theatre B001
Cost: Free, open to the public, no reservations required

Extraordinary summer activities in the Longhurst research laboratory have been attributed by four students from St Margaret's Episcopal School.  They have learned many physiological, pharmacological and neurophysiological concepts and participated in numerous scientific processes.  The junior scientists have been engaged in studies that investigate the actions of electroacupuncture on blood pressure regulation as well as cardiac reflex responses including experimental heart attacks.  The individual projects are related to cardiovascular function and acupuncture.


Longhurst Lab Researchers and Junior Scientists

Brandon and Dr. Tjen-a-looiTitleRole of opioids in nucleus tractus solitarius during acupuncture on reflex hypotension 
Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Tjen-a-looi, PhD 
Presenter: Brandon T. 








Adnan and Dr. Min LiTitle: Stress-induced hypertension modified by electrical-acupuncture
Mentor: Dr. Min Li, PhD 
Presenter: Adnan S.  








Juliana and Dr. GuoTitle: Monosynaptic glutamatergic pathway involved in cardiac sympathoexcitatory reflexes in rats
Mentor: Dr. Zhi-ling Guo, MD, PhD
: Juliana C.








Brian and Dr. FuTitle: Glutamate and GABA participate during cardiac reflex in dorsal medial hypothalamus
Mentor: Dr. Liang-Wu Fu, MD, PhD 
Presenter: Brian L.