Autonomic control of the cardiovascular system

Meet the Team

Masaki Mizuno

Masaki Mizuno, M.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Mizuno earned his doctoral degree in 2005 from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern in 2009 and then joined the faculty in 2011. He is currently an active member of the American Physiological Society, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association.

Lab Members

Juan Estrada, Ph.D.


Juan Estrada

Ayumi Fukazawa, Ph.D.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Ayumi Fukazawa

Amane Hori, Ph.D.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Amane hori

Lab Alumni

Martha Romero, B.S.

Lab Manager
Arizona State University


Martha Romero

Rie Ishizawa, Ph.D., RD

Senior Assistant Professor
National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya

Rie Ishizawa

Norio Hotta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chubu University

Norio Hotta, Ph.D.

Nan Liang, Ph.D.

Kyoto University

Nan Liang


Dr. Mizuno's laboratory studies autonomic control of the cardiovascular system, focusing on the mechanisms underlying alterations in circulatory control in type1 or type2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. More specifically, the lab is actively investigating the central and peripheral mechanisms underpinning the abnormal alterations in sympathetic nerve activity that accompany the pathogenesis of these diseases.



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Masaki Mizuno, PhD
Associate Professor


Mailing Address

UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd,
Dallas, TX 75390-9174