Education

Undergraduate Southwestern University (1992), Biology
Graduate School University of North Texas Health Science Center (1996), Science
Graduate School University of North Texas Health Science Center (1999), Physiology

Research Interest

  • Neural Cardiovascular Control during Exercise
  • Reflex Dysfunction in Heart Failure
  • Reflex Dysfunction in Hypertension

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Skeletal muscle reflex-mediated changes in sympathetic nerve activity are abnormal in spontaneously hypertensive rats

M Mizuno, MN Murphy, JH Mitchell and SA Smith American Journal of Physiology 2011 (in press)

The TRPv1 receptor is a mediator of the exercise pressor reflex in rats

SA Smith, AK Leal, MA Williams, MN Murphy, JH Mitchell and MG Garry. Journal of Physiology 2010 599.7 1179-1189

Evidence for functional alterations in the skeletal muscle mechanoreflex and metaboreflex in hypertensive rats

AK Leal, MA Williams, MG Garry, JH Mitchell and SA Smith American Journal of Physiology 2008 295 H1429-H1438

The group IV afferent neuron expresses multiple receptor alterations in cardiomyopathy: evidence at the cannabinoid CB1 receptor

MA Williams, SA Smith, DE O’Brien, JH Mitchell and MG Garry Journal of Physiology 2008 586.3 835-845

The mechanoreflex mediates the exaggerated exercise pressor reflex in heart failure

SA Smith, JH Mitchell, RH Naseem, MG Garry Circulation 2005 112 2293-2300

Honors & Awards

  • Basic Research Grant (R01)
    National Institutes of Health (2008)
  • Scientist Development Grant
    American Heart Association - National (2007)
  • Beginning Grant-in-Aid
    American Heart Association - Texas Affiliate (2005)
  • New Investigator Award for Excellence in Research
    UT Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award
    American Physiological Society Central Nervous System Section (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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