EmailEmail    |   Bookmark Page Bookmark  |   RSS Feeds RSS  |   Print Page Print  

Edward J. Zuperku, PhD

Edward J. Zuperku, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering

Anesthesiology Research 151
Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
5000 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53295
Phone: 414-384-2000 ext. 41579
Fax: 414-645-6550


Dr. Edward Zuperku's research area and interests include neurobiology and the neuropharmacology of breathing. Specific areas of investigation and interest involve the functional organization of the brainstem respiratory control system; the role that various types of neurons serve in that organization; the modes of afferent information processing and the neurotransmitter receptors used for the control of motor output patterns and phase-timing.

Dr. Zuperku's pharmacological studies include the effects of anesthetics and opioids on neuronal discharge patterns, membrane ion channels, and synaptic neurotransmission to single respiratory neurons. The roles of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in the modulation of respiratory neuronal activity are also areas of research in Dr. Zuperku's laboratory.

To contact Dr. Zuperku, please call 414-384-2000 ext.41579 or e-mail

Recent Publications
© 2014 Medical College of Wisconsin
Page Updated 03/18/2014