Alexander Hansen

Name: Alexander Hansen


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Office location: PT-006 (Pulverturm)

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Address: Fürstenweg 189,

Faculty: Sports Science


Research group: Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Physiology (LEEP)

About the person - Research interests - Teaching - Publications    

About the person:

“Blood goes where it is needed” ~ John Hunter, 1794

Research interests:

Sympathetic nervous activity and functional sympatholysis

High altitude acclimatation and adaptation

Mechanisms contributing to blood flow and oxygen delivery during exercise


Teaching at the Institute for Sports Science in Innsbruck (ongoing):

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Highlighted publications:

Hansen et al., Mechanisms of sympathetic restraint in human skeletal muscle during exercise: role of α-adrenergic and nonadrenergic mechanisms. (2020) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol.

Tymko et al., Global Reach 2018: Heightened α-Adrenergic Signaling Impairs Endothelial Function During Chronic Exposure to Hypobaric Hypoxia. (2020) Circ Res.

Tymko et al., UBC-Nepal expedition: dynamic cerebral autoregulation is attenuated in lowlanders upon ascent to 5050 m (2020) Eur J Appl Physiol

Steventon et al., Cerebrovascular Function in the Large Arteries Is Maintained Following Moderate Intensity Exercise. (2018) Front Physiol

Hansen et al. UBC-Nepal expedition: The use of oral antioxidants does not alter cerebrovascular function at sea level or high altitude. (2018) Exp Physiol

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