Biography

Former Professor, Chair of Biomedical Sciences


BSc, PhD (Western Ontario)


Dr. Saleh completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Calgary Neuroscience Research Group and joined the UPEI Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Saleh's research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and ACOA's Atlantic Innovation Fund. He has recently spun out a for-profit venture named Bio Valuation Outsourcing Solutions (BIOVOS) and is the Chief Scientific Officer.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Application of electrophysiological and neuroanatomical techniques to investigate the role of central autonomic regulatory nuclei in the control of blood pressure and heart rate
  • Investigating the role of peptides (such as substance P, neurotensin, cholecystokinin, somatostatin and calcitonin gene-related peptides) and hormones (estrogen) in modulating neuronal responses in cardiovascular nuclei to visceral afferent activation
  • Investigating the involvement of neurochemicals and neurohormones in autonomic nuclei which have been implicated in the central component of the baroreflex in health and disease
  • Investigating the role of hormones in functional neuroprotection from neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, Alzheimer Disease, and spinal cord injury
  • Central regulation of autonomic function
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