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Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
Sean Stocker, PhD, FAHA, is a professor of medicine in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine. He received his bachelor of science degree from Allegheny College and went on to earn his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Stocker’s area of research focus includes autonomic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and body fluid homeostasis.
Dr. Stocker and his laboratory explore how the central nervous system senses neurohumoral signals to regulate body fluid homeostasis (water and salt balance) and cardiovascular function. These sensory signals arise from the circulation or cerebrospinal fluid as well as local environments such as the kidney. The laboratory uses a number of approaches to their research, including in vivo neurophysiology, in vitro electrophysiology, opto-and chemo-genetic tools, in vivo cardiovascular monitoring, and translational studies in humans.