Rong Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics

Biography

1980-1984 - Research and Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Medical Physics, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, China

1993-1995 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Physiology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xian China

1997- 2000 - Instructor, Internal Medicine - Cardiology Division, UT Southwestern

2000 - Present - Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Cardiology Division, UT Southwestern

Education

Graduate School First Military Medical College - China (1987)
Graduate School First Military Medical College - China (1993)

Research Interests

  • Autonomic control of cardiovascular system
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Brain imaging and neuronal-vascular coupling
  • Cerebral blood flow and metabolism
  • Cerebrovascular function in Alzheimer′s disease and hypertension

Publications

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Does-response relationship of the cardiovascular adaption to endurance training

Iwasaki K, Zhang R, Zuckerman JH, Morrow MJ, Levine BD J Appl Physiol 2003 95 1575-1583

Aging and arterial blood pressure variability during orthostatic challenge

Shi X, Huang G, Smith SA, Zhang R, Formes KJ Gerontology 2003 49 279-286

Nitric oxide synthase inhibition does not affect regulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during head-up tilt

Cui J, Zhang R, Wilson TE, Witkowski S, Crandall CG, Levine BD Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2003 285 H2105-2110

Does nitric oxide buffer arterial pressure variability in humans

Cooke WH, Zhang R, Zuckerman JH, Cui J, Wilson TE, Crandall CG, Levine BD J Appl Physiol 2002 93 1466-1470

Cardiovascular and sympathetic neural responses to handgrip and cold pressor stimuli in humans before, during and after spaceflight

Fu Q, Levine BD, Pawelczyk JA, Ertl AC, Diedrich A, Cox JF, Zuckerman JH, Ray CA, ;Smith ML, Iwase S, Saito M, Sugiyama Y, Mano T, Zhang R, et. al. J Physiology 2002 544.2 653-664

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Honors/Awards

  • American Heart Association
    Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation in Hypertension (2000)
  • American Heart Association
    Mechanisms of Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Heart Association
  • American Physiological Society