Dr. Christine Hohmann

Title: 
Professor of Biology
Office Location: 
Key Hall G51
Phone: 
(443) 885-4002
Email: 
Christine.Hohmann@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. Brown University, Providence, R.I. 1985
B.S. Lehranstalt for Pharmacy, Cologne, 1973

Education:

Ph.D. Brown University, Providence, R.I. 1985
B.S. Lehranstalt for Pharmacy, Cologne, 1973

Research Interests:

My Developmental Neuroscience laboratory has focused on the ontogeny of cerebral cortex, within the context of mental health disorders. We have conduct fundamental biomedical and bioenvironmental research, employing mouse models to study brain-behavior relationships, to investigate how developmental disruptions contribute to brain pathologies. Research foci have included 1) the effects of early life stress within the context of inflammatory brain responses, Depression and related mood disorders, 2) the role of serotonin in cerebral cortical development and function in relationship to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Earlier work has been instrumental in establishing the critical role of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in cortical development.
Recent work has shifted towards Educational Research. As longstanding P.I. and director of the MBRS RISE Program at MSU and Director of the Research Enrichment Core of the BUILD (ASCEND) Program at Morgan, I have become involved in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects concerning the effects of the instructional environment on learner success and the impact of training interventions in helping students develop science identity and persistence towards science career goals.

Selected Publications (out of 63 total):

  • Hohmann, C.F. Odebode, G, Naidu, L and Koban, M. Early Life Stress Alters Adult Inflammatory Responses in a Mouse Model for Depression. Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2017, 5(2): 1095. 
  • Andrew Campbell, Rachel Skvirsky, Henry Wortis, Sheila Thomas, Ichiro Kawachi, and Christine Hohmann. Views from The Trainees - Talking About What Matters in Efforts to Diversify the STEM Workforce, 2014 CBE Life Science Education, Vol.13, 587-592.
  • Hohmann, C.F., Hodges, A. Beard, N. and Aneni, J. Effects of brief stress exposure during early postnatal development in Balb/CByJ mice: I. Behavioral Characterization. Developmental Psychobiology, 2013, Apr;55(3): 283-93. 
  • Hohmann, C.F., Beard, A., Kari-Kari, P. and Jarvis, N. and Simmons Q. Effects of brief stress exposure during early postnatal development in Balb/CByJ mice: II. Altered cortical morphology. Developmental Psychobiology, 2012. 54(7):p. 723-35.
  • Christine F Hohmann and Mary E. Blue. The Role of Serotonin in Cortical Development In: The Behavioral Neurobiology of Serotonin. Ed. Christian Mueller and Barry Jacobs, Elsevier, 2010.
  • Hohmann, C.F. Cholinergic regulation of cortical development in: Handbook on Brain and Behavior in Human Development Ed. Gramsbergen, A. and Kalverboer, A.F., Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2001.

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