Aaron Bunker, assistant professor of biology, wrote a paper that was recently published in the Journal of Heart and Cardiology.
Aaron Bunker, assistant professor of biology at Morningside College, wrote a paper that was recently published in the Journal of Heart and Cardiology.
Bunker’s paper examined how an animal model of vascular disease found only in the arms and legs influenced the function of blood vessels found only in the heart.
“The idea that a disease located in a specific region of the body can also influence function of other organs found elsewhere is rather novel in the world of physiology,” Bunker said.
His study also found that exercise decreased the extent of the disease development in the heart blood vessels.
Bunker joined the faculty at Morningside College in the fall of 2010. He has a doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia.