Thomas Hamm

Home Faculty Thomas Hamm
Department: 
Barrow Neurological Institute
Endorsed to: 
Co-chair
Research Interests: 
Neurobiology

"Dr. Hamm is a research scientist in the Division of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute. His laboratory conducts basic research on the function and organization of spinal neurons involved in the generation and control of movement, using electrophysiological methods in conjunction with simulation. Current projects in the laboratory focus on the control of motoneuron activity during locomotion and other rhythmic movements, and changes in neuron properties and organization following spinal cord injury. The long-term goals of this research are to identify the critical properties of spinal neurons and their interactions required for coordinated movement and to apply this knowledge to the development of interventions that will accelerate and enhance recovery from disease and injuries of the brain and spinal cord.

Dr. Hamm received a B.S. in mathematics and physics from Memphis State University and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, working with Dr. Lloyd Partridge. His postdoctoral research was performed at the University of Arizona with Dr. Douglas Stuart."