Dr. Limberg is interested in mechanisms that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in obese individuals and interventions that can reverse and/or prevent cardiovascular disease risk. Dr. Limberg is currently studying how blood flow and blood pressure are modulated by the nervous system in human obesity and related conditions, the effect of pharmacological and non-pharmacological (e.g. exercise) interventions, and how these factors may differ between men and women.
Specific areas of interest include:
- Mechanisms of sympathoexcitation in human obesity
- Neural control of blood flow and blood pressure
- Effect of exercise in neurovascular control
- Sex differences in cardiovascular regulation
- Beverly Petterson Bishop Award for Excellence in Neuroscience, American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, 2021
- Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award, American Physiological Society, 2020
- Maxine Seabaugh Schade Faculty Scholar, University of Missouri, 2018.
- Research Recognition Award Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section, American Physiological Society, 2017.
- Edward C. Kendall Alumni Award for Meritorious Research in basic sciences, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 2016.
- Michael Brody Young Investigator Award Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section, American Physiological Society, 2015.