News from 2021-2020

August 31st, 2021

Welcome to the lab! 

We are thrilled to welcome Carley Hintz into the lab for her Master's work in the Exercise and Rehabilitation Science program. Carley is a member of the accelerated Master's program at Marquette and will be a great addition to our team. 

August 1st, 2021

Welcome Carrie!

We are thrilled to add Carrie Schmitz to our research team. Carrie is a 5th year DPT student at Marquette and we are excited to have her for the next two years. 




July 13th, 2021

New Manuscript

Results from our study exploring the cardiorespiratory effect of phrenic afferent activation is now available. Read it here: PMID: 34788165. This study used electrical stimulation applied to the whole phrenic nerve to activate phrenic afferents while monitoring contralateral phrenic motor output and cardiovascular parameters including blood pressure and heart rate. We provide evidence that activating phrenic afferents enhances respiratory motor output.

June 1st, 2021

Welcome to the lab!

This week we welcome Ben Kennedy, an undergraduate from Wooster University in Ohio to the lab. Ben was selected to participate in Marquette Universities' Summer Undergraduate Research Program. He will spend the next 10 weeks working in the lab. 

May 12th, 2021

Congratulations to Taylor on his recent achievement!

Taylor has been awarded a 2021 Dean's Research Enhancement Award to support the submission for extramural funding on work investigating chronic diaphragm stimulation. 

Jan 1st, 2021

Welcome Taylor!

We are thrilled to welcome Taylor into the lab for his graduate studies in the Exercise and Rehabilitation Science PhD Program. As a Physical Therapist, Taylor joined with a background in rehabilitation and interest in cardiorespiratory control.

For information about the PhD Program see: 


June 16th 2020

Welcome aboard Nicole!

Today is Nicole's first official day as a research technician in the lab.  

June 15th 2020

New Manuscript available online

We are excited to announce that our study on spinal cord injury in the African spiny mouse is now available online. African spiny mice are a unique mammal which have little to no scarring or fibrosis after skin and muscle injury. Our study extended these observations by showing molecular and immunohistochemical evidence of reduced spinal inflammation and fibrosis following spinal cord injury. Read it here: 

March 25th 2020

NIH Pathway to Independence Grant (R00) awarded March 2020

We are thrilled to receive critical funds to continue our work looking at phrenic afferents following cervical spinal cord injury. 

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