Noah Marcus

Noah Marcus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Program

515-271-1512 (Office Phone)
515-271-7149 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Noah Marcus received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, where he worked with Barbara Morgan in the John Rankin Laboratory of Pulmonary Medicine. At UW his research focus was the neurocirculatory consequences of chronic intermittent hypoxia (a common experimental model of sleep apnea).  He completed a post-doctoral fellowship from 2010-2015 with Harold Schultz at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology. His work there focused on identifying mechanisms underlying chemoreflex dysfunction in heart failure and its relationship to sleep disordered breathing and autonomic dysregulation.  Dr. Marcus joined the department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences in June 2015. Dr. Marcus has focused his recent research on reflex control of cardiorenal function in heart failure and the potential of co-morbid sleep apnea to exacerbate cardiorenal pathophysiology. Other recent interests include identifying the role of sex steroid hormones in regulation of renal function in sleep apnea, and testing the potential therapeutic efficacy of remote ischemic conditioning in treatment of chronic cardio-metabolic diseases.

Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center (post-doctoral fellowship)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.)
Colorado State University (M.S.)
California State University, Chico (B.S.)

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