Concurrent Speaker :
Michael Joyner, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine and Science
Michael J. Joyner, MD focuses his research on cardiovascular control in conscious humans and he is especially interested in the interaction between local vasodilator signals, sympathetic vasoconstriction and the regulation of arterial pressure. More recently his team has developed an interest in the idea that the carotid chemoreceptors can sense blood glucose and evoke counter-regulatory responses to hypoglycemia. Over the years he has used a variety of physiological models and pharmacological tools to study these topics in humans during small and large muscle mass exercise, mental stress, body heating, hypoxia and orthostatic challenge. Dr. Joyner’s lab has been continuously funded by the NIH since the early 1990s. Dr. Joyner is a recognized expert on athletic performance and the physiology or world records. He has also had major editorial duties with the Journal of Physiology London and Journal of Applied Physiology and has participated in numerous peer-review panels for various funding agencies in the U.S. and abroad including serving as a charter member on two NIH study sections and chair of the CICS panel.
Dr. Joyner is the Frank R. and Shari Caywood Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic where he served as deputy director and associate dean for Research from 2005-2010. He was named a Distinguished Investigator by his colleagues at Mayo in 2010 and has given numerous named lectureships throughout the world. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and obtained residency and research training at the Mayo Clinic.