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Human Neurotransmitters

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Laboratory head

Close Professor Murray Esler NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Specialists in the various forms of human cardiovascular neuroscience.


Research staff

Dr Yusuke Sata Gianni Sesa-Ashton

Honorary staff

Professor Gavin Lambert Professor Markus Schlaich


About the Human Neurotransmitters laboratory

The principal focus of this laboratory is human cardiovascular neuroscience — the sympathetic nervous system, in the context of health and disease. The laboratory scientists are eminent in this field and work across four main research themes:

  1. The treatment of severe drug-resistant hypertension.
  2. Orthostatic intolerance syndromes with postural fainting.
  3. Obesity.
  4. The links between stress, psychological illness and heart disease.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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