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Phone: 765-494-3184


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Igor Fernandes

Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanisms of cerebral blood flow regulation
  • Autonomic and vascular regulatory responses to environmental stress (focus on exercise and fluctuations in the arterial blood gases)
  • Underlying mechanisms of autonomic and vascular dysfunction in pathological conditions (focus on hypertension and heart failure)

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Health and Kinesiology Research Area(s)

  • Exercise Physiology


My research program explores the mechanistic basis of human neurovascular control and how prevalent diseases such as hypertension and heart failure strike and impair autonomic and vascular function. Through an integrative approach that includes cutting-edge assessment of autonomic/vascular function (using techniques such as Microneurography, Doppler ultrasonography, and nuclear imaging) and the application of pharmacological/invasive procedures, the ultimate goal of my research program relies on identifying therapeutic targets and proposing potential interventions to prevent, treat or restore neurovascular function in clinical populations.


  • Ph.D., Physical Education (Exercise Physiology), Gama Filho University, Brazil, 2011
  • B.S., Physical Education, University Center of Volta Redonda, Brazil, 2002

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Professional Affiliations

  • The American Physiological Society
  • The Physiological Society