Christine Hohmann

Office Location: 
Key Hall G51

PhD, Neuroscience, Brown University


PhD, Neuroscience, Brown University

Dr. Christine Hohmann conducted postdoctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where
she was appointed to the faculty in 1989. During her years at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hohmann trained high school students from the Baltimore City Public School system in her lab and initiated an NIH-funded training program for students and teachers at Hopkins.

Driven by her passion for teaching and particularly training of young students in research, Dr. Hohmann joined the faculty of Morgan State University in 1993, where she was promoted through the ranks to Professor at the School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (SCMNS). Dr. Hohmann's Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory studies the ontogeny of cerebral cortex within the context of mental health disorders in mouse models. Dr. Hohmann has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and edited a book and several special issue journals. She has served extensively on grant review panels and as peer reviewer for many scientific journals. Dr. Hohmann's interests also include science educational research.

Dr. Hohmann has previously spearheaded curricular redesign of courses in SCMNS, according to "active-learning, student-centered" principles, and she has implemented two interdisciplinary courses in the SCMNS. Most recently, she organized a school-wide training seminar in active learning (scientific teaching).

Dr. Hohmann currently serves as PI and Director of the MBRS RISE training grant at MSU and is part of a multi-institutional NSF funded study on the effects of undergraduate thesis writing on science learning.