Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. Chitravanshi’s s lab focuses on the role of medullary nuclei controlling cardiovascular regulation especially, the blood pressure, heart rate, and sympathetic activity after the traumatic brain injury in rats. His scientific experience includes over 25-years in which he has studied a wide array of topics such as central control of cardiovascular and respiratory functions, identification of neurotransmitters in different cardiovascular and respiratory reflex mechanisms (e.g., baroreceptor; chemoreceptor; and cardiopulmonary reflexes), spinal control of cardiovascular and respiratory functions and neural mechanisms in hypertension using multi-disciplinary approach (microinjection, neuronal recordings, pressure microinjection on to single neurons and immunohistochemistry). Dr. Chitravanshi has published several papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Neural control of central cardiovascular regulation.
- Traumatic brain injury: Neural pathways and mechanisms involved in mediating cardiovascular changes/regulation.
- Umemoto Y, Patel A, Huynh T, Chitravanshi VC. Wogonin attenuates the deleterious effects of traumatic brain injury in anesthetized Wistar rats. Eu J of Pharmacol; 848: 121–130, 2019.
- Umemto Y, Chitravanshi VC. Cardiovascular changes in urethane anesthetized Wistar rats after the traumatic brain injury. Companyofscientists.com/index.php/rr/article/view /31/29, e1-e22, 2017.
- Chitravanshi VC, Kawabe K, Sapru HN. Stimulation of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus increases brown adipose tissue nerve activity via hypothalamic paraventricular and dorsomedial nuclei. Am. J. Physiol-Heart and Circ. Physiol. 311: H433-H-444, 2016.
- Chitravanshi VC, Kawabe K, Sapru HN. GABA and glycine receptors in the nucleus ambiguus mediate tachycardia elicited by chemical stimulation of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol., 309: H174-84, 2015. PMID: 25957221.
- Brailoiu GC , Deliu E, Altmann JB, Chitravanshi,V, Brailoiu E. Evidence for role of acid-sensing ion channels in nucleus ambiguus neurons: essential differences in anesthetized versus awake rats. J Comp Physiol B. 84:753-61. 2014. PMID: 24752669.