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Department: Human Physiology

Department: Human Physiology

LaDora V. Thompson, PhD, BS, PT

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Age-related changes in muscle health at the cellular level Understanding the underlying cellular mechanisms that explain muscle weakness and dysfunction in order to develop appropriate therapies that will prevent, retard, and reverse these age-related declines Selected Publications Baumann, C.W., Kwak, D., and Thompson, Sex-specific components of frailty in C57BL/6 mice. Aging, (Albany […]

Katya Ravid, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Dr. Ravid’s research is focused on two interrelated projects that bear on mechanisms associated with the development of blood and vascular pathologies: (1) molecular mechanisms involved in cell cycle control during the development of bone marrow megakaryocytes into platelets, a process that includes cellular polyploidization prior to platelet fragmentation. Her […]

Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Physiology

Want a head-start on a great career?  The combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Physiology may be just what you’re looking for. This early admission program allows you to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years instead of the traditional six. Whether your goal is to join the dynamic field […]

Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Musculoskeletal causes of hip pain and biomechanical analysis of human movement. Courses Taught HP 151 Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions PT 520 Functional Anatomy HP 737 Human Movement Analysis PT 490 Independent Study RS 910 Directed Readings Scholarship – Recent Presentations (out of 55 total) “Gait and motion: […]

Helen Barbas, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Organization of the prefrontal cortex; patterns of neural interactions; computational neuroscience; evolution of the neocortex; neural basis of cognitive-emotional interactions. Courses Taught HS 550 Neural Systems HS 745 Advanced Regional Anatomy HS 755 Readings in Neuroscience Selected Publications Barbas H. General Cortical and Special Prefrontal Connections: Principles from Structure to Function. […]