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Department of Biology

Faculty Martin Muntzel

Faculty Martin MuntzelE-mail address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8734
Office: Davis Hall 209 (Lab: Davis Hall 039)
Rank: Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.S., Lewis & Clark Coll.; M.A., Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences Univ.

Recent Publications:

  • Muntzel, M:, Thunhorst, R. L. and Johnson, A. K. (1996). Effects of Subfornical Organ Lesions on Sympathetic Nerve Responses to insulin. Hypertension, 29: 1020-1024.
  • Muntzel, M., Abe, A. and Petersen, J. S. (1997). Effects of adrenergic, cholinergic and autonomic blockade on metformin-induced depressor responses in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 281: 618-623.
  • Muntzel, M., Barrett, S. and Hamidou, 1. (1998). Metformin attenuates salt-induced hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Hypertension, in press.
  • Muntzel, M., Nyeduala, B. and Barrett, S. (1998). High dietary salt enhances acute depressor responses to metformin. Submitted to American Journal of Hypertension.
  • Stocker SD, Muntzel MS. (2013). Recording Sympathetic Nerve Activity Chronically in Rats: Surgery Techniques, Assessment of Nerve Activity, and Quantification. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Muntzel MS, Al-Naimi OA, Barclay A, Ajasin D. (2012). Cafeteria diet increases fat mass and chronically elevates lumbar sympathetic nerve activity in rats. Hypertension. 60(6):1498-502.
  • Muntzel MS, Crespo R, Joseph T, Onwumere O. (2007). Dietary salt loading exacerbates the increase in sympathetic nerve activity caused by intravenous insulin infusion in rats. Metabolism. 56(3):373-9.
  • Muntzel MS, Joseph T, Onwumere O. (2006). Acute homocysteine administration does not elevate sympathetic nerve activity in rats. Atherosclerosis.184(2):290-4. Epub 2005 May 31.
  • Muntzel MS, Joseph T, Onwumere O. (2005). Captopril does not affect reflex increases in adrenal or lumbar sympathetic nerve activity to hypoglycemia in rats. Metabolism. 54(12):1679-86.
  • Ivanovski O, Szumilak D, Nguyen-Khoa T, Dechaux M, Massy ZA, Phan O, Mothu N, Lacour B, Drueke TB, Muntzel M. (2005). Dietary salt restriction accelerates atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Atherosclerosis.180(2):271-6. Epub 2005 Jan 19.
  • Massy ZA, Ivanovski O, Nguyen-Khoa T, Angulo J, Szumilak D, Mothu N, Phan O, Daudon M, Lacour B, Drüeke TB, Muntzel MS. (2005). Uremia accelerates both atherosclerosis and arterial calcification in apolipoprotein E knockout mice. J Am Soc Nephrol.16(1):109-16. Epub 2004 Nov 24.
  • Muntzel MS, Joseph T, Onwumere O. (2004). Effect of insulin-induced hypokalemia on lumbar sympathetic nerve activity in anesthetized rats. J Hypertens. 22(9):1755-60.

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