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Peter Lalley

Peter Lalley

Expert in brain and spinal cord control of respiration; autonomic nervous system; neurotransmitters and control of respiration, effects of ageing on respiratory nervous system.

Emeritus professor, physiology School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-4697 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • How sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system control urine storage and urine evacuation
  • How supraspinal and spinal enteric neurons control gastrointestinal motility
  • How brainstem neurons control respiratory rhythm, and how rhythm is modulated by dopamine and disturbed by opiates


  • Nominated for the Fondation de Physiopathologie Professor Lucien Dautrebande Prize award through the European Union for outstanding contributions
  • Shannon Research Career Development Research Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Field editor, Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience, Respiration-Neural Control