Andrew Lovering earned a B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in physiology from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 2003. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Rankin Laboratory of Pulmonary Medicine (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health) before he joined the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon in 2007.
Our lab group is seeking to better understand how the cardiopulmonary and respiratory systems accommodate the demands of exercise and hypoxia at high altitude. Current projects include: 1) understanding pulmonary gas exchange in health and disease during exercise 2) elucidating the mechanism(s) mediating the opening and closure of inducible intrapulmonary arteriovenous shunts in healthy humans and 3) determining cardiopulmonary interactions in individuals with lung disease and cardiac defects. The lab has been funded by the Department of Defense, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association in Oregon. Please see the laboratory website for more information.