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Assistant Professor
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802) 656-3039
Specialty:neurobiology, nervous system development, spinal cord development
Biography:Dr. Martin-Caraballo is a neurobiologist who studies spinal cord and nervous system development. He specializes in ion channel expression and function during neuronal development and the role of neurotrophic factors in the functional development of the nervous system. Currently, his research projects include a study of the expression of t-type voltage-gated calcium channels and the role of neuropoietic cytokines in triggering t-type channel expression in nodose sensory neurons. Another funded project by the National Institutes of Health involved the study of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors during early spinal cord development and its functional role in regulating morphological changes in spinal cord neurons.