Michael D Hammonds (Dr. Mike), Ph.D.
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: FH 218
 Phone: 216-687-3574,  330-620-3182
 Fax: 216-687-9316
 Email: M.D.HAMMONDS@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 218, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Hippocampus, slice electrophysiology, synaptic plasticity, transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer's Disease, chronic lithium treatment, long-term potentiation, learning and memory
 
Education:
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Kent State University, 2004
B.S., Biology, University of Akron, 1998
 
Brief Bio:
Native Northeastern Ohioan, residing near Akron.  Happily married with three smart and beautiful school-aged children.  Soccer Dad.
 
Research Interests:
Synaptic plasticity: Characterization of hippocampal physiology (circuit function) in transgenic models of Alzheimer's Disease.  Expression of neuroprotective synaptic proteins in chronic lithium treatment.  Augmentation of learning and memory by chronic lithium.

Clinical Mental Health Research: In collaboration with Graduate Student Wanda Savioli (Relationship between perceived stress and smoking).
 
Teaching Areas:
Neuroscience Systems Lecture (Neurophysiology)
Neuroscience Laboratory (Neuroanatomy)
Advanced Research and Writing in Health Sciences (thesis proposal preparation and presentation)
Graduate Student research mentoring in selected neuroscience-related areas
 
Professional Affiliations:
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
 
University Service:
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
College of Science ad hoc Scholarship Committee
Department of Health Sciences Honors Advisor
 
Community Service:
Brain Days: hands-on brain awareness and healthcare career presentations for 4th - 7th graders, primarily in urban middle schools.