Markus Amann, PhD, MS

Research Interests

  • Neurosciences
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Fatigue

Labs

Lab Website

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Latin

Academic Information

  • Departments: Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Associate Professor, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Geriatrics

Academic Office Information

  • 801-582-1565-Ext-4358
  • VA - Building #2
    VA Medical Center Salt Lake City
    500 S Foothill Dr, Room: GRECC 182
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

Dr. Amann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Bioemgineering at the University of Utah. He is studying the role of group III/IV muscle afferents in regulating ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to physical activity in humans and the role of these neurons in the development of fatigue. Dr. Amann is currently focusing on molecular receptors linked to these sensory neurons. Furthermore, Dr. Amann is investigating the impact of cardiovascular diseases on group III/IV-mediated feedback and associated receptors and to what extent these alterations contribute to the circulatory abnormalities and the premature fatigue characterizing patients with heart failure or hypertension. More information about Dr. Amann's research can be found at the Utah Vascular Research Laboratory, of which he is a member.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Wisconsin
Pulmonary Physiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Integrative Physiology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Technical University of Munich
Exercise Physiology
M.S.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Graduate Training Technical University of Munich
Exercise Physiology
M.S. Germany

Career

Institution Description Country
University of Zürich / ETH Zürich Assistant Professor / Senior Scientist Switzerland
Northumbria University Visiting Professor United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Fatigue diminishes motoneuronal excitability during cycling exercise.Weavil JC, Sidhu SK, Mangum TS, Richardson RS, Amann M (2016). Fatigue diminishes motoneuronal excitability during cycling exercise. J Neurophysiol, jn.00300.2016.
  2. Aging alters muscle reflex control of autonomic cardiovascular responses to rhythmic contractions in humans.Sidhu SK, Weavil JC, Venturelli M, Rossman MJ, Gmelch BS, Bledsoe AD, Richardson RS, Amann M (2015). Aging alters muscle reflex control of autonomic cardiovascular responses to rhythmic contractions in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 309(9), H1479-89.
  3. Group III/IV muscle afferents impair limb blood in patients with chronic heart failure.Amann M, Venturelli M, Ives SJ, Morgan DE, Gmelch B, Witman MA, Jonathan Groot H, Walter Wray D, Stehlik J, Richardson RS (2014). Group III/IV muscle afferents impair limb blood in patients with chronic heart failure. Int J Cardiol, 174(2), 368-75.
  4. Spinal mu-opioid receptor-sensitive lower limb muscle afferents determine corticospinal responsiveness and promote central fatigue in upper limb muscle.Sidhu SK, Weavil JC, Venturelli M, Garten RS, Rossman MJ, Richardson RS, Gmelch BS, Morgan DE, Amann M (2014). Spinal mu-opioid receptor-sensitive lower limb muscle afferents determine corticospinal responsiveness and promote central fatigue in upper limb muscle. J Physiol, 592(Pt 22), 5011-24.

Review

  1. Amann M, Sidhu SK, Weavil JC, Mangum TS, Venturelli M (2015). Autonomic responses to exercise: group III/IV muscle afferents and fatigue. [Review]. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical, 188, 19-23.