Dr Rohit Ramchandra

MSc, PhD

Biography

Rohit completed a PhD in the University of Auckland before heading to Melbourne for postdoctoral training working at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

He relocated back to Auckland in 2014 to establish the CardioRenal lab in the Department of Physiology.

Research | Current

The primary interest of our lab is the central control of cardiovascular function. The emphasis on the research is on control of the cardiovascular system during both normal physiological situations as well as impaired control during disease.

 

Teaching | Current

Lectures in 205, 311

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate projects are available to motivated students who are interested in cardiovascular neuroscience. Projects offered range from basic physiology questions such as which parts of the brain control the heart to preclinical research targeting new treatment interventions for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Projects much like research is constanty evolving so please come and have a chat if you are interested.

Areas of expertise

sympathetic nerve activity

bood pressure control

hypertension

heart failure

rena sympathetic nerve activity

cardiac sympthetic nerve activity

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Frithiof, R., Xing, T., McKinley, M. J., May, C. N., & Ramchandra, R. (2014). Intracarotid hypertonic sodium chloride differentially modulates sympathetic nerve activity to the heart and kidney. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 306 (8), R567-R575. 10.1152/ajpregu.00460.2013
  • May, C. N., Yao, S. T., Booth, L. C., & Ramchandra, R. (2013). Cardiac sympathoexcitation in heart failure. Auton Neurosci, 175 (1-2), 76-84. 10.1016/j.autneu.2012.10.017
  • Ramchandra, R., Hood, S. G., Frithiof, R., McKinley, M. J., & May, C. N. (2013). The role of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in the regulation of cardiac and renal sympathetic nerve activity in conscious normal and heart failure sheep. J Physiol, 591 (1), 93-107. 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.236059
  • Ramchandra, R., Hood, S. G., Watson, A. M. D., Allen, A. M., & May, C. N. (2012). Central angiotensin type 1 receptor blockade decreases cardiac but not renal sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure. Hypertension, 59 (3), 634-641. 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.181131
  • Ramchandra, R., Wan, L., Hood, S. G., Frithiof, R., Bellomo, R., & May, C. N. (2009). Septic shock induces distinct changes in sympathetic nerve activity to the heart and kidney in conscious sheep. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 297 (5), R1247-R1253. 10.1152/ajpregu.00437.2009
  • Ramchandra, R., Hood, S. G., Denton, D. A., Woods, R. L., McKinley, M. J., McAllen, R. M., & May, C. N. (2009). Basis for the preferential activation of cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in heart failure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 106 (3), 924-928. 10.1073/pnas.0811929106