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Research Interests

Neurobiology of the mammalian spinal cord

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Washington

… → 1986


  • Cellular Electrophysiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Movement Control
  • Neuroscience

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Grants 2000 2023

Nerve Block
Organized Financing
Financial Management
Research Personnel
Electric Stimulation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Motor Neurons
Human Body
Musculoskeletal System

Research Output 1984 2019

5-HT 1D receptors inhibit the monosynaptic stretch reflex by modulating C-fiber activity

Lucas-Osma, A. M., Li, Y., Murray, K., Lin, S., Black, S., Stephens, M. J., Ahn, A. H., Heckman, C., Fenrich, K. K., Fouad, K. & Bennett, D. J., May 1 2019, In : Journal of neurophysiology. 121, 5, p. 1591-1608 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT1D
Monosynaptic Reflex
Stretch Reflex
Unmyelinated Nerve Fibers

Locomotor-related V3 interneurons initiate and coordinate muscles spasms after spinal cord injury

Lin, S., Li, Y., Lucas-Osma, A. M., Hari, K., Stephens, M. J., Singla, R., Heckman, C., Zhang, Y., Fouad, K., Fenrich, K. K. & Bennett, D. J., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of neurophysiology. 121, 4, p. 1352-1367 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Cord Injuries
1 Citation (Scopus)

Scaling of motor output, from mouse to humans

Manuel, M., Chardon, M., Tysseling, V. M. & Heckman, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Physiology. 34, 1, p. 5-13 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Motor Neurons
1 Citation (Scopus)

Acyloxyacyl hydrolase modulates pelvic pain severity

Yang, W., Yaggie, R. E., Jiang, M., Rudick, C. N., Done, J., Heckman, C., Rosen, J. M., Schaeffer, A. J. & Klumpp, D., Mar 1 2018, In : American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 314, 3, p. R353-R365

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pelvic Pain
Urinary Bladder
Suid Herpesvirus 1
Chronic Pain

Altered neuromodulatory drive may contribute to exaggerated tonic vibration reflexes in chronic hemiparetic stroke

McPherson, J. G., McPherson, L. M., Thompson, C. K., Ellis, M. D., Heckman, C. & Dewald, J. P. A., Apr 9 2018, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 12, 131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle