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Robert Appleyard, BS, MS, PhD

Appleyard RobertChair, Basic Sciences
Professor, Basic Sciences

Dr. Robert Appleyard, Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences, has been on the faculty at NUHS since 1995. He holds a PhD in veterinary physiology from Washington State University, where his studies focused on vertebrate mammalian physiology. Afterwards, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship on cardio-vascular function at University of California, San Francisco.

Prior to joining National's faculty, Dr. Appleyard was director of a research laboratory for the department of cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he researched surgical techniques for heart preservation.

Dr. Appleyard is currently working with students on a reseach project involving measuring variations in the heart rate in reaction to autonomic nervous responses.

His main avocational activity is rowing, a sport which he has been involved with since college. Not only has Dr. Appleyard served as an official judge for regional and national rowing events, but he also served as a rowing official at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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