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​Selected recent publications:

  • Hari K, Lucas-Osma AM, Metz K, Lin S, Pardel N, Roszko D, Black S, Minarik A, Singla R, Stephens MJ, Pearce RA, Fouad K, Jones KE, Gorassini MA*, Fenrich KK*, Li Y*, and Bennett DJ*. GABA facilitates spike transmission through branch points of sensory axons in the spinal cord. Nat Neurosci. 2022 Oct; 25(10):1288-1299. (*Co-senior author).

  • Lucas-Osma AM, Vavrek R, Bennett DJ, Fouad K, Fenrich KK. Rehabilitative training improves skilled forelimb motor function after cervical unilateral contusion spinal cord injury in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2022 Mar 26;422:113731. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113731. (Senior and Corresponding author)

  • Fenrich KK, Hallworth BW, Vavrek R, Raposo PJF, Misiaszek JM, Bennett DJ, Fouad K, Torres-Espin A. Self-directed rehabilitation training intensity thresholds for efficient recovery of skilled forelimb function in rats with cervical spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2021 May;339:113543. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2020.113543.(Corresponding author).

  • Mah KM, Torres-Espín A, Hallworth BW, Bixby JL, Lemmon VP, Fouad K, Fenrich KK. Automation of training and testing motor tasks in pre-clinical behavioral and rehabilitative neuroscience. Exp Neurol. 2021 Jun;340:113647. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2021.113647. (Senior and Corresponding author)

  • Lin S**, Li Y**, Lucas-Osma AM, Hari K, Stephens MJ, Singla R, Heckman CJ, Zhang Y, Fouad K, Fenrich KK*, Bennett DJ*. Locomotor-related V3 interneurons initiate and coordinate muscles spasms after spinal cord injury. J Neurophysiol (2019) Apr 1;121(4):1352-1367. (*Co-senior authors, **Co-lead authors).

  • Lucas-Osma AM**, Li Y**, Lin S, Black S, Singala R, Fouad K, Fenrich KK*, Bennett DJ*. Extrasynaptic α5GABAA receptors on proprioceptive afferents produce a tonic depolarization that modulates sodium channel function in the rat spinal cord. J Neurophys (2018). Dec 1; 120(6):2953-2974. (*Co-senior authors, **Co-lead authors; Cover).

  • Torres-Espín A*, Forero J*, Schmidt E, Fouad K, Fenrich KK. A motorized pellet dispenser to deliver high intensity training of the single pellet task in rats. Behav Brain Res (2018) 336:67-76. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.08.033. (Senior and Corresponding author)

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