APS Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Controversies in Vagal Physiology

Symposium — Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Virtual Session, Room APS-13
CNS Section — Chair: R.Alberto Travagli — Co-Chair: Carie Boychuck

The vagus nerve plays multiple roles in pathophysiology spanning from the control of gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular functions, to the modulation of anti-inflammatory and depression states, and it may be a conduit for the spread of ingested patogens. 


  • The Anatomy of the ‘Wanderer’
    Terry Powley — Neuroscience and Behavior, Purdue U

  • The Vagus and the Kidney
    Mark Okusa — Nephrology, UVA

  • The Vagus and Immunity
    Valentin Pavlov — Center for biomedical Science and Electronics, Feinstein Institute for medical research

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