Shawn Hochman, PhD Professor

My research has spanned several decades primarily focusing on neuromodulation-based spinal plasticity involving the biogenic amine modulators serotonin, nor-epinephrine and dopamine. These transmitters have been linked to network reconfiguration of the spinal cord locomotor, autonomic and sensory systems. Recently, we use adult ex vivo isolated mammalian spinal cord, paravertebral sympathetic chain and truncal skin-nerve models as accessible systems for higher throughput studies. We also use of electric field sensors for continuous characterization of rodent physio-behavioral variables in their home-cage.

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Neuromodulation Fundamentals: Effects on Neurons