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Jeanne L. Seagard, PhD

Jeanne L. Seagard, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology
Director, Veterans Affairs Research Laboratory

Anesthesia Research 151
Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
5000 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53295
Phone: 414-384-2000 ext. 41589
Fax: 414-645-6550

Dr. Seagard received her Ph.D. in Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1978, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology. She joined the faculty at MCW in 1981. Research from Dr. Seagard's laboratory focuses on determining the central mechanisms involved in the neural control of blood pressure and investigating the central integration of afferent nerve activity from barosensitive receptors. The barosensitive receptors include arterial baroreceptors and cardiac mechanoreceptors. Neurophysiological and neuroanatomical techniques are being used to study the pattern of integration of afferent inputs in neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) as well as in the brainstem region which receives primary afferent information from the peripheral receptors. 

Dr. Seagard's research interests also include the examination of the role and contribution of glutamate receptor subtypes in the transmission of barosensitive afferent input; the modulatory role of endocannabinoids on excitatory and inhibitory transmission to neurons in the NTS; and the presynaptic regulation of glutamate and GABA release from primary afferents or interneurons.

To contact Dr. Seagard, please call 414-384-2000 ext.41589 or email

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