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Last FeverLab team

Andrej has closed his research lab and retired from laboratory research effective October 1, 2019. Listings on this page remain as a memento of the last FeverLab team (2018-19) and of the affiliated adjunct faculty -- the most active collaborators. All contact information has been removed.

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Andrej A. Romanovsky

Andrej’s brief bio

I have been lucky to work with great people and to learn from them. Sometimes, we jumped on a beautiful train of thought that carried us away from the dark forests of experimental routine, the busy highways of the rat race, the toxic swamps of administration, and the intellectual deserts of scientific dogma. Sometimes – but not that often...(continue)

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Ana C. Kunstetter
Postdoctoral Fellow

Ana’s publications from FeverLab (coming)

I received my Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and, in February of 2018, a PhD degree in Sports Science, both from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte (the capital of the state of Minas Gerais), Brazil. I have been studying thermoregulation since undergraduate school. My mentor, Sam Wanner was Andrej’s former PhD student. He was collaborating with Andrej on the roles of TRP channels....(continue)

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Robson L. Vizin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Robson’s publications from FeverLab (coming)

I first met Andrej at the 2014 Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation meeting in South Africa. At that time, I was studying the involvement of TRP channels in thermoregulation while working on my Master's degree in Neuroscience and Cognition at the Federal University of ABC in Paulo, Brazil. From November 2016 to October 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to work in Andrej's FeverLab as....(continue)

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Giovana M. Armentano
Visiting BS Student

I  am an undergraduate student in Science and Technology and Biological Sciences at the Federal University of ABC in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil. My research field is Physiology, and I have some experience studying thermoregulatory manifestations of several different metabolic conditions....(continue)

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Grant Harris
Student Volunteer Research Assistant

I am a current senior at Arizona State University studying Neurobiology. I started working in Dr. Romanosky's FeverLab in the summer of 2017, and I have enjoyed working with different researchers in the lab on topics concerning thermoregulation. Our current focus is on TRPV1 channels and how they affect different thermoregulatory mechanisms. I am grateful to work with gifted PhD students and postdocs who have taught me about lab techniques and applications that stem far beyond our research alone. The teamwork and dedication that the entire lab team exhibits has helped me become a better student, scientist, and a critical thinker. I cannot thank everyone enough for the positive impact they have had on me, and I hope to apply everything I have learned here to my future endeavors.

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Nicholas Narcy
Student Volunteer Research Assistant

I am a current sophomore at Arizona State University studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in neurology and physiology. I am spending the summer in Dr. Romanovsky's Fever lab studying TRPV1 channels. I have been able to work under some amazing postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. Working for Dr. Romanovsky has been incredibly interesting and exciting, as I have learned a great deal more about the peripheral nervous system and thermoregulation. The project I have been involved in focuses on thermal sensation and perception in relation to TRPV1 channels. Thanks to this opportunity I not only learned about TRPV1 channels, I also learned about physiology, teamwork, and how to conduct research.

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Adjunct faculty
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Alexandre A. Steiner
Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Adjunct Faculty, Trauma Research, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Alex's publications with FeverLab

I was a postdoc in Andrej’s lab from 2002 to 2007. It was a great time! Despite the summer heat, life in the desert was full of things to do. In the lab, we had a lot of fun...(continue)

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Andras Garami
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pecs
Pecs, Hungary

Adjunct Faculty, Trauma Research, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Andras’ publications with FeverLab

I graduated from Medical School at the University of Pecs in Hungary. I became involved in research as a fourth-year student at the Department of Pathophysiology and Gerontology. After graduation, I spent two and a half years there, teaching Pathophysiology and investigating the regulation of energy balance. In 2007, I came to Arizona...(continue)

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Samuel P. Wanner
Assitant Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Adjunct Faculty, Trauma Research, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Sam's publications with FeverLab

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and my PhD degree in Biological Sciences, both at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I went to Andrej’s lab as a visiting PhD student...(continue)

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Yury P. Shimansky
Adjunct Faculty, Neurobiology Division, Barrow Neurological Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Yury's publications with FeverLab

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