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My research interests center around mechanisms by which exogenous metabolites (nutriceuticals and toxins) influence neural function. I am the Principal Investigator for two research programs derived from this interest. One investigates the influence of nicotine and alcohol on development, dysfunction and plasticity in control of breathing by neural networks of the vertebrate brainstem. Another research program investigates the beneficial influence of phytochemicals and detrimental effects of alcohol on mechanosensory and locomotory neurons and networks as modeled by transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans. Each research programs addresses Alaska-relevant health issues and serves as training arenas for postdoctoral fellows and graduate as well as undergraduate students.





Organisms and Viruses

  • Wild Alaska blackfish ( Dallia pectoralis )

    Adult blackfish. Used to study respiratory control with isolated brainstem preparation.

  • Wild bullfrog ( Rana catesbeiana )

    Includes tadpoles and juveniles. Used to study respiratory control. Isolated brainstem preparation.


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The eagle-i Consortium is supported by NIH Grant #5U24RR029825-02 / Copyright 2016