Stephen Abbott, Ph.D.

Principal investigator

George at work in the lab.
George Souza, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

George Souza has a Ph.D in Physiology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. George first came to UVA as a post-doctoral fellow in the field of autonomic neuroscience with professor emeritus Patrice Guyenet, Ph.D.

His scientific interests include how discrete populations of ventral medullar neurons regulate breathing and blood pressure. In the lab, George conducts experiments using optogenetics, calcium imaging, and sympathetic nerve recordings in freely behaving rats to identify the role of C1 neurons in the control of blood pressure during hemorrhage. This work is funding by the American Heart Association.

Daniel Stornetta

Lab Specialist

Proud member of the lab. Assists in histology, data analysis, lab management, and technical development.

Supporter of free (libre) open source software including: GNU/Linux, Python, and R.

Want to work with us?

We have an job opening for a post-doc, please follow the link below to the UVA job posting to apply-–Abbott-Lab-_R0024993