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

2012 International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
2002 Progress in Brain Research

Grants

Jan 2017 ACTIVE
Cognitive Augmentation through Neuroplasticity (CAN)
US DEPT OF DEFENSE DARPA · Project Manager
Sep 2016 – Jul 2020
Neuromodulation-based treatment of diabetes: identifying anatomical and physiological pancreatic innervation targets
NATL INST OF HLTH OD ·
Sep 2015 – Dec 2017
Neurovascular and Autonomic Dysfunction Associated with
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Project Manager

Patents

Issued May 1998
Method and Apparatus for Selectively Inhibiting Activity in Nerve Fibers
#5,755,750

Education

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

Contact Details

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

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