Collection VF08643 - Loewy, Arthur D., Vertical File


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Loewy, Arthur D., Vertical File



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Arthur D. Loewy earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, followed by his doctoral degree in anatomy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Upon joining the faculty at the School of Medicine in 1975, Loewy focused his research on the ways the brain regulates bodily functions such as blood pressure.

He is best known for discovering the anatomical basis of the fight-or-flight response. Early in his career, he used radioactively tagged molecules to trace the pathway that connects the brain to the pace-making neurons in the heart. His latest studies focused on the brain structures that sense blood sodium levels and translate them into an appetite for salt.

Among his many honors are an established investigator award from the American Heart Association, and a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Program Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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