Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines

Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines: From Genes to Brain to Nerve to Muscle to Behavior!

Ph.D. students and postdocs are invited to present talks about their own research. Scientists in all roles are invited to listen and participate in interactive discussions, including students at every level, from undergraduate students to postdoctoral fellows technicians and faculty.

When: Thursdays, 8:45 – 10 a.m., June 6 through Aug. 8, 2019

Where: The Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy building, Room G-114

Format: Coffee and bagels available at 8:45, followed by two 20 minute talks and five minutes of questions

DateTimePresenterStudent ClassificationTitle
June 69 AMTommy Sutor, MS, CSCS
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Differential Effects of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia for Maximal Breathing after Spinal Cord Injury
June 69:30 AMRachel Nosacka
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
Distinct Morphological and Transcriptional Profiles of Limb and Respiratory Muscle in Orthotopic Pancreatic Cancer Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Mice
June 139 AMKavya Kamalamma
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD StudentStep Activity in Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
June 139:30 AMKanika Bansal
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD StudentPeeling back the layers of Post-Stroke Mobility: Examining Functional Reserve, Fear of Falling and Community Ambulation.
June 209 AMKatie Butera, DPT
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
Sensory and psychological factors may impact walking function in individuals with low back pain.
June 209:30 AMKelly Hawkins, DPT
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
The effect of combined transcutaneous direct current stimulation and locomotor training on spinal excitability in people with spinal cord injury
June 279 AMAlison Barnard, DPT, PhD
Dept. of Physiology and Functional Genomics
Post-Doc
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Imaging the Respiratory Muscles in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
June 279:30 AMIan Malone
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Electrically Interfacing the Central Nervous System
July 119 AMStefan Delmas
Dept. of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
Low Frequency Oscillations in COP for Young and Older Adults
July 119:30 AMAbby Wilson
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. Of Physical Therapy
PhD StudentTreating Pain with Pain: Painful Massage Elicits Endogenous Pain Inhibitory Processes
July 189 AMRachel Kelley, MS, RD
Dept. of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Diaphragm muscle function following a high-saturated fat, high-sucrose diet
July 189:30 AMLatoya Allen
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
Neurochemical plasticity in phrenic motor neurons after cervical spinal cord injury and intermittent hypoxia
July 259 AMMichael Sunshine
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD StudentTemporal interference stimulation to activate respiratory motor pools and restore breathing after opioid overdose
July 259:30 AMAndrew D’Lugos, PhD
Dept. of Physical Therapy
Post-Doc
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Pancreatic Cancer Induced Skeletal Muscle Wasting and Pathology
Aug. 19 AMAda Varga, PhD
Dept. of Pharmacology
Post-Doc
T32 Trainee
(BREATHE)
Pontine mechanisms of opioid-induced respiratory depression
Aug. 19:30 AMChandler Callaway
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
IL-8 is released from primary human pancreatic cancer and tumor associated stromal cells, and causative in muscle atrophy
Aug. 89 AMBrendan Doyle
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. Of Physical Therapy
PhD StudentRetrograde tracing and gene delivery to the hypoglossal motor system
Aug. 89:30 AMSarah Skinner Burke, MS
Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
Dept. of Physical Therapy
PhD Student
T32 Trainee
(NMPT)
Mitochondrial permeability transition and muscle atrophy signaling: implications for aging

Neuromuscular Plasticity Nines Sign up:

Presentations on research projects at any stage of completion are welcome, although first priority is given to graduate students who are more advanced in their program of study. Talks should be self-contained. They should begin with a brief statement of the overall research objectives and why they are important and should include methods, results, and conclusions. They may include future directions and ask for feedback on specific issues or on the research design.

Goals:

• To enhance interdisciplinary education related to basic and translational aspects of the full scope of basic and clinical behavioral and neurosciences.
• To facilitate interchange, understanding, and collaboration among University of Florida laboratories investigating different aspects of neuromuscular plasticity.

Constituency:

We invite *ALL* students and faculty to participate, especially those involved in the:

• Behavioral, and Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Plasticity program in the College of Public Health and Health Professions
• Center for Exercise Science, College of Health and Human Performance
• Neuroengineering program in the College of Engineering
• Neuroscience program in the College of Medicine
• Rehabilitation Research Centers – VA BRRC and Brooks Center
• Neuroscientists and Respiratory Physiologists in the College of Veterinary Medicine
• All members of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute
• Institute on Aging
• Powell Gene Therapy Center
• Clinical and Translational Science Institute
• and all others interested in participating.