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Research Interests

Neurobiology of the mammalian spinal cord


  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Movement Control

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Research Output 1984 2017

Chronic electromyograms in treadmill running SOD1 mice reveal early changes in muscle activation

Quinlan, K. A., Kajtaz, E., Ciolino, J. D., Imhoff-Manuel, R. D., Tresch, M. C., Heckman, C. J. & Tysseling, V. M. Aug 1 2017 In : Journal of Physiology. 595, 15, p. 5387-5400 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Hyperexcitability in synaptic and firing activities of spinal motoneurons in an adult mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Jiang, M. C., Adimula, A., Birch, D. & Heckman, C. J. Oct 24 2017 In : Neuroscience. 362, p. 33-46 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Motor Neurons
Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials
Spinal Nerve Roots
Action Potentials

PICs in motoneurons do not scale with the size of the animal: A possible mechanism for faster speed of muscle contraction in smaller species

Huh, S., Siripuram, R., Lee, R. H., Turkin, V. V., O’Neill, D., Hamm, T. M., Heckman, C. J. & Manuel, M. 2017 In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 118, 1, p. 93-102 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Motor Neurons
Muscle Contraction
1 Citations

Reflex wind-up in early chronic spinal injury: Plasticity of motor outputs

Johnson, M. D., Frigon, A., Hurteau, M. F., Cain, C. & Heckman, C. J. May 16 2017 In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 117, 5, p. 2065-2074 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Spinal Injuries
Action Potentials
Peroneal Nerve

Resistance training with instability is more effective than resistance training in improving spinal inhibitory mechanisms in Parkinson's disease

Silva-Batista, C., Mattos, E. C. T., Corcos, D. M., Wilson, J. M., Heckman, C. J., Kanegusuku, H., Piemonte, M. E. P., DE Mello, M. T., Forjaz, C., Roschel, H., Tricoli, V. & Ugrinowitsch, C. Jan 1 2017 In : Journal of Applied Physiology. 122, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Resistance Training
Parkinson Disease
Confidence Intervals
Quality of Life