Arterial Baroreflex Control of Arterial Blood Pressure: Dynamic Exercise
Peter Raven, Ph.D.
April 7, 2017
Peter B. Raven was born and raised in London, England and immigrated to the United States in 1965 to study at the University of Oregon. He graduated with a Ph.D. in the Scientific Basis of Physical Education in 1969 and joined Steven M. Horvath at the Institute of Environmental Stress at the University of California at Santa Barbara for a post-doctoral fellowship. He joined the American Physiological Society in 1971. During 1969 to 1975 he was promoted through the academic ranks to Research Associate Professor. From 1975 to 1977 Raven moved to Dallas to work with Michael Pollock at the Institute for Aerobics Research. Subsequently in 1977 he joined the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth as an Associate Professor. In 1993 TCOM evolved into the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). He was promoted to Full professor in 1986 and served as Chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology from 1993 to 2001. Currently he is Professor of Integrative Physiology and remains active with NIH funded research, Graduate School teaching in Exercise Physiology and guiding Ph.D. graduate students.
Dr. Raven has been funded continuously by the NIH since 1983 and has received 10 years of funding from NASA for Human Integrative Physiological investigations involving dynamic exercise, exercise training and detraining and orthostasis. Dr. Raven has mentored 11 Ph.D., 2 D.O./Ph.D. and 17 M.S. degree graduates and currently is advising 3 Ph.D. and 2 M.S. degree students. One of his Ph.D. students was selected as payload specialist on the 1998 STS 90 Shuttle flight to perform micro-neurography experiments on the other astronauts during space-flight. These works, along with a number of neuro-physiological experiments performed in flight, have been reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology. In the past 30 years Dr. Raven has worked with investigators in Copenhagen, Denmark; Kyoto, Japan; Birmingham, England; and institutions in the United States including UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During his career, he has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals 20 invited book chapters and has been invited to present the results of his work at International and National meetings and Universities