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Catherine Morris, PhD
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Catherine Morris

Senior Scientist Emeritus, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Catherine Morris is an Emeritus OHRI scientist who is presently doing computational cellular neurophysics research in collaboration with Bela Joos and Andre Longtin, both of whom are in the Physics Department at the University of Ottawa.

Brief Biography

Having trouble with the Publications section  -- so have listed recent pubs here:

Stimulation-induced ectopicity and propagation windows in model damaged axons.Lachance M, Longtin A, Morris CE, Yu N, Joós B.J Comput Neurosci. 2014 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Force spectroscopy measurements show that cortical neurons exposed to excitotoxic agonists stiffen before showing evidence of bleb damage.Zou S, Chisholm R, Tauskela JS, Mealing GA, Johnston LJ, Morris CE.PLoS One. 2013 Aug 30;8(8):e73499. 

Spontaneous excitation patterns computed for axons with injury-like impairments of sodiumchannels and Na/K pumps.Yu N, Morris CE, Joós B, Longtin A.PLoS Comput Biol. 2012;8(9):e1002664.

Perturbed voltage-gated channel activity in perturbed bilayers: implications for ectopic arrhythmias arising from damaged membrane.Morris CE, Juranka PF, Joós B.Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2012 Oct-Nov;110(2-3):245-56.

Coupled left-shift of Nav channels: modeling the Na?-loading and dysfunctional excitability of damaged axons.Boucher PA, Joós B, Morris CE.J Comput Neurosci. 2012 Oct;33(2):301-19.

Left-shifted Nav channels in injured bilayer: primary targets for neuroprotective nav antagonists?Morris CE, Boucher PA, Joós B.Front Pharmacol. 2012 Feb 23;3:19.

Voltage-gated channel mechanosensitivity: fact or friction?Morris CE.Front Physiol. 2011 May 31;2:25. 

Selected Publications