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Connor Laule

Address: 2-200 BSBPhoto of Connor Laule
Phone: (319) 335-7895
Email: connor-laule@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota - Duluth

Graduate Program: Pharmacology

Year Entered Into Program: 2019

Research Description

The objective of my work is to understand how obesity reshapes properties of intrahypothalamic neurocircuits and contributes to the development of hypertension. 


  • Fellowship appointment on the Pharmacological Sciences Training Program (NIH T32 GM067795), University of Iowa, 2020-present
  • Horwitz and Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award from American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, 2018
  • Horwitz and Horowitz Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award from American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, 2018


  1. Regal JF, Laule CF, Root KM, Gilbert JS, and Fleming SD: Reply to “Letter to the Editor: Importance of B Cells in Response to Placental Ischemia.” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 318:H726-H728, 2020. PMID: 32141767
  2. Laule CF, Odean EJ, Wing CR, Root KM, Towner KJ, Hamm CM, Gilbert JS, Fleming SD, and Regal JF: Role of B1 and B2 Lymphocytes in Placental Ischemia-induced Hypertension. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 317.4:H732-742, 2019. PMID: 31397167
  3. Regal JF, Laule CF, McCutcheon L, Root KM, Lund H, Hashmat S, and Mattson DL: The Complement System in Hypertension and Renal Damage in the Dahl SS Rat. Physiological Reports 6.6: 13655, 2018. PMID: 29595916
  4. Laule CF, Wing CR, Odean EJ, Wilcox JA, Gilbert JS, and Regal JF: Effect of Nicotine on Placental Ischemia-induced Complement Activation and Hypertension in the Rat. J Immunotoxicol 14.1:235-240, 2017. PMID: 29185370