Medical Scientist Training Program

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Scott Bugenhagen

Research Interests

  • Computational modeling of physiological systems
  • Physiology and pathophysiology of hypertension
  • Advisor: Dan Beard PhD, Department of Physiology


  • B.S. 2007, Milwaukee School of Engineering
    • Major: Biomedical Engineering

Research Experiences

  • Illinois Institute of Technology REU program/University of Chicago, 2006
    • Advisor: Dr. Louis Philipson
    • Project: Insulin vesicle trafficking in response to GLP-1 in MIN6 insulinoma cells
  • Medical College of Wisconsin SPUR program, 2005
    • Advisor: Dr. Mingyu Liang
    • Project: Molecular networks in Dahl salt-sensitive hypertension


  • Zhao M, Li Z, Bugenhagen S. 99mTc-labeled duramycin as a novel phosphatidylethanolamine-binding molecular probe. J Nucl Med. 2008 Aug; 49(8):1345-52.
  • Liang M, Lee NH, Wang H, Greene AS, Kwitek AE, Kaldunski ML, Luu TV, Frank BC, Bugenhagen S, Jacob HJ, Cowley AW Jr. Molecular networks in Dahl salt-sensitive hypertension based on transcriptome analysis of a panel of consomic rats. Physiol Genomics. 2008 Jun 12; 34(1):54-64.
  • Bugenhagen SM, Cowley AW Jr, Beard DA. Identifying physiological origins of baroreflex dysfunction in salt-sensitive hypertension in the Dahl SS rat. Physiol Genomics. 2010 Jun;42(1):23-41.


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