|Hi there, I'm the hardware engineer here at the UCSD Department of Medicine, Divisions of Physiology and Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, building and maintaining experiment systems for the faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students doing research here. The beginning of my more than 25-year career here was made up largely of respiratory physiology studies with NASA, building hardware for experiments that flew on the Space Shuttle, Space Station, and Reduced Gravity Aircraft (see photo above). Information and photos from that research can be found at the Physiology/NASA Lab site. These days I am fortunate to have a wide variety of projects ongoing at all times, some examples including continuing respiratory physiology research; the effects of hypoxia and human adaptations to high altitude; functional MRI imaging of the lung; the mechanisms underlying obstructive sleep apnea; and skeletal muscle physiology. Thanks for visiting!