For over thirty years, our laboratory has studied the derangements in blood pressure regulation after spinal cord injury. Many of these derangements are caused by failure of the spinal cord to process appropriately the inputs it receives from receptors from muscle, skin and internal organs. Recently, our laboratory focus has been on the spinal processing of this incoming activity using a variety of optogenetic methods in transgenic mice.
To fully engage in this research, I have closed my spinal cord injury laboratory, and I am working collaboratively with several laboratories in the Department of Neuroscience — combining our expertise in spinal cord anatomy and physiology, with their expertise in cellular and molecular biology.
This collaboration adds to the already numerous opportunities for Biomedical Engineering students to conduct highly quantitative, systems neuroengineering research in a rich neuroscience environment.
- PhD, Physiology, University of Rochester, 1970
- BA, Engineering, Haverford College, 1961