Welcome to the Lab Website of George B. Richerson, MD, PhD
One goal of our lab is to determine the mechanisms by which serotonergic neurons sense changes in CO2, and how their downstream effects contribute to control of pH. Defining the mechanisms of central respiratory chemoreception may lead to specific treatments for diseases in which respiratory chemoreception is abnormal and provide a better understanding of how CO2 and pH affect CNS function.
We are also studying how GABA is released from neurons and glia, and how this release is affected by anticonvulsants. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
Please click on the following link for Dr. Richerson's academic profile.
George B. Richerson - MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurology, University of Iowa
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa
Attending Neurologist, VA Hospital, Iowa City, IA
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Yale University