Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Professor

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4021
Business Email: rdjohnso@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Teacher of the Year Award
2019 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Term Professorship Award
2018 · University of Florida
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
2016 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Research Foundation Professorship Award
2015 · University of Florida
Teacher of the Year Award
2015 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
2015 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award
2012 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Research Foundation Professorship Award
2006 · University of Florida
Teacher of the Year Award
2005 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award
2003 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award
2000 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Teacher of the Year Award
2000 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
1999 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
National All-Collegiate Advisor Award
1998 · Collegiate Inventors Program
Teacher of the Year Award
1992 · UF College of Veterinary Medicine
Yearbook Teacher of the Year: School of Veterinary Medicine
1986 · University of California, Davis
Graduate Student Research Award
1983 · University of California, Davis

Research Profile

The neurophysiology/neuroanatomy/immunohistochemistry of visceral and somatic sensory/motor neurons and the synaptic/functional interactions with spinal cord and brainstem interneurons. Investigation of the neural circuit maps, physiological mechanisms, and the therapeutic strategies associated with spinal cord/peripheral nerve injury and visceral organ dysfunction (including pancreas/diabetes, peripheral vasculature, urogenital tract). Teaching in anatomy and neuroscience.

Publications

2018
Differential effects of radiant and mechanically applied thermal stimuli on human C-tactile afferent firing patterns.
Journal of neurophysiology. 120(4):1885-1892 [DOI] 10.1152/jn.00940.2017. [PMID] 30044679.
2017
Optimal delineation of single C-tactile and C-nociceptive afferents in humans by latency slowing.
Journal of neurophysiology. 117(4):1608-1614 [DOI] 10.1152/jn.00939.2016. [PMID] 28123010.
2017
Hypertension-Linked Pathophysiological Alterations in the Gut
. 120(2) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.116.309006. [PMID] 27799253.
2016
The Adaptor Protein CD2AP Is a Coordinator of Neurotrophin Signaling-Mediated Axon Arbor Plasticity.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 36(15):4259-75 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2423-15.2016. [PMID] 27076424.
2015
Effects of lateral funiculus sparing, spinal lesion level, and gender on recovery of bladder voiding reflexes and hematuria in rats.
Journal of neurotrauma. 32(3):200-8 [DOI] 10.1089/neu.2013.3247. [PMID] 25137571.
2015
Involvement of bone marrow cells and neuroinflammation in hypertension.
Circulation research. 117(2):178-91 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.305853. [PMID] 25963715.
2015
Transcriptional changes in sensory ganglia associated with primary afferent axon collateral sprouting in spared dermatome model.
Genomics data. 6:249-52 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.005. [PMID] 26697387.
2014
Distinct subclassification of DRG neurons innervating the distal colon and glans penis/distal urethra based on the electrophysiological current signature.
Journal of neurophysiology. 112(6):1392-408 [DOI] 10.1152/jn.00560.2013. [PMID] 24872531.
2014
Organization of Sensory Input To the Nociceptive-Specific Cutaneous Trunk Muscle Reflex in Rat, An Effective Experimental System for Examining Nociception and Plasticity
Journal of Comparative Neurology. 522(5):1048-1071 [DOI] 10.1002/cne.23461. [PMID] 23983104.
2011
Bilateral bulbospinal projections to pudendal motoneuron circuitry after chronic spinal cord hemisection injury as revealed by transsynaptic tracing with pseudorabies virus.
Journal of neurotrauma. 28(4):595-605 [DOI] 10.1089/neu.2009.1180. [PMID] 21265606.
2010
Select Spinal Lesions Reveal Multiple Ascending Pathways in the Rat Conveying Input From the Male Genitalia
The Journal of physiology. 588(Pt 7):1073-1083 [DOI] 10.1113/jphysiol.2009.186544. [PMID] 20142271.
2009
T regulatory cell function in idiopathic minimal lesion nephrotic syndrome.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany). 24(9):1691-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s00467-009-1214-x. [PMID] 19495805.
2008
Segmental Neuropathic Pain Does Not Develop in Male Rats With Complete Spinal Transections
Journal of Neurotrauma. 25(10):1241-1245 [DOI] 10.1089/neu.2008.0515. [PMID] 18986225.
2008
TRPM8 mechanism of autonomic nerve response to cold in respiratory airway.
Molecular pain. 4 [DOI] 10.1186/1744-8069-4-22. [PMID] 18534015.
2008
Distal limb radiography, ossification, and growth plate closure in the juvenile Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(3):320-34 [PMID] 18816993.
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2006
Descending pathways modulating the spinal circuitry for ejaculation: effects of chronic spinal cord injury.
Progress in brain research. 152:415-26 [PMID] 16198717.
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2006
Expression of TWIK-related acid sensitive K+ channels in capsaicin sensitive and insensitive cells of rat dorsal root ganglia.
Neuroscience. 141(2):955-963 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2006.04.019. [PMID] 16725275.
2005
Bilateral chronic constriction of the sciatic nerve: a model of long-term cold hyperalgesia.
The journal of pain. 6(8):507-17 [PMID] 16084465.
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2005
Diverse immunocytochemical expression of opioid receptors in electrophysiologically defined cells of rat dorsal root ganglia.
Journal of chemical neuroanatomy. 29(4):255-64 [PMID] 15927787.
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2004
Characterization and function of TWIK-related acid sensing K+ channels in a rat nociceptive cell.
Neuroscience. 129(1):209-24 [PMID] 15489043.
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2002
Gray matter repair in the cervical spinal cord.
Progress in brain research. 137:49-70 [PMID] 12440359.
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1999
Changes in neuronal receptive field characteristics in caudal brain stem following chronic spinal cord injury.
Journal of neurotrauma. 16(6):533-41 [PMID] 10391369.
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Grants

Dec 2020 ACTIVE
IPA for Victoria Dugan 2020-2021
Role: Other
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Dec 2020 ACTIVE
IPA for Richard D. Johnson 2020-2021
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Jan 2017 ACTIVE
Cognitive Augmentation through Neuroplasticity (CAN)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF DEFENSE DARPA
Sep 2016 – Jul 2020
Neuromodulation-based treatment of diabetes: identifying anatomical and physiological pancreatic innervation targets
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH OD
Sep 2015 – Dec 2017
Neurovascular and Autonomic Dysfunction Associated with Gulf War Illness Pain
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION via US DEPT OF DEFENSE

Patents

Issued May 1998
Method and Apparatus for Selectively Inhibiting Activity in Nerve Fibers
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Education

PhD – Veterinary Anatomy
1985 · University of California, Davis
BS – Physiology
1976 · University of California, Davis

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2010,2014-2021
VEM5110 Animal Systems 1
2011-2020
DEN5120C Physiology
2007,2013-2021
VEM5902 Supervised Teach Dev
2011-2021
VEM5112 Animal Systems 3
2020
VEM5334L Equine Lameness and Imaging
2018-2019
GMS6705 Functional Human Neuroanatomy
2017-2019
GMS6070 Sensory and Motor Systems
2018
VME7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015,2018
GMS6711 Neurobiology of Pain
2018
BME7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015-2017
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2012-2013
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4021
Emails:
Business:
rdjohnso@ufl.edu

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