“Physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow”

Ernest Henry Starling, Physiologist (1926)

What are we doing?

We are currently conducting integrative studies to understand how the human cardiovascular system is affected by both health and disease.

Research Subjects Needed

Interested in participating? We are currently enrolling both healthy able-bodied and spinal cord injured individuals. Check out current projects in the “Projects” pull-down.

Scientific Conferences

We regularly present our newest research at scientific conferences each year. Click here for information about recent conferences we have attended. // April 15-17, 2016...

Dr. Chris Minson named first Singer Professorship

Pictured: Dr. Chris Minson, Dr. Ken & Kenda Singer, Dept Head Dr. Li-Shan Chou // This is the first endowed professorship established for Human...

Cutaneous Vascular Function


The skin allows for the study of the microvasculature in humans in a relatively non-invasive manner. Dr. Minson utilizes the techniques of laser Doppler flowmetry paired with intradermal microdialysis to understand the mechanisms underlying the control of skin blood flow. In current and recent studies, we have been exploring the skin’s response to local heating, whole-body heating, and acetylcholine-mediated dilation across a broad range of both healthy and disease populations – including examining whether these stimuli can be used as clinical tests of microcirculatory health in humans.