Martha Johnson Gdowski, Ph.D.

Martha Johnson Gdowski, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-6592

Research Bio

CURRENT TEACHING:
BME/BIO 258 Summer Human Anatomy for Undergraduates (Course Director, Lecturer, and Lab Instructor)



BME 458 Summer Human Anatomy for Graduate Students (Course Director, Lecturer, and Lab Instructor)

BME/BIO 258 Spring Human Anatomy for Undergraduates (Lecturer)

NSC 511 Neuroanatomy for Graduate Students (Course Co-Director, Lecturer, and Lab Instructor)

NSC 531 Integrative and Systems Neuroscience for Graduate Students (Lecturer)

HSF 110 Human Structure and Function for Medical Students (MS1) (Lecturer, Lab Instructor, and PBL Tutor in Anatomy and Histology Disciplines)

PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Sensorimotor Integration in the Basal Ganglia
Sensorimotor Integration in Normal and Pathological Aging

Awards & Honors (National)

National Hydrocephalus Foundation Award for Presenation of Research at the Pediatric Section Meeting of the AANS | American Association of Neurological Surgeons 1996
P.E.O. Scholar Award Educational Grant | Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) 1994 - 1995

Awards & Honors (Local)

University of Rochester Gold Medal Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Student Body 2015
Manuel D. Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching 1st Year Medical Students | University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 2017 2014
Manuel D. Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching 1st Year Medical Students | University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 2013 2010
First Year SMD Teaching Commendation | University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 2012 2009
Ruggles Fellowship in Movement Disorders | Evanston Hospital Department of Neurology 1997 - 2001
Teacher Appreciation Award | Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 1993
Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching | Pennsylvania State University 1993
Excellence in Teaching Award | Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 1992

Recent Journal Articles

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2013 Jan 16
Luan H, Gdowski MJ, Newlands SD, Gdowski GT. "Convergence of vestibular and neck proprioceptive sensory signals in the cerebellar interpositus." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013 Jan 16; 33(3):1198-210a.
2009
Khandwala VJ, Burack MA, Mink JW, Gdowski GT, Gdowski MJ. "Measurement of upper limb kinematics and joint angle patterns during deep brain stimulation for parkinson's disease." Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2009 2009:1553-6.
2009
Brown ET, Luan H, Gdowski MJ, Gdowski GT. "Head movements produced during linear translations in unexpected directions." Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2009 2009:7261-4.
2007 Jun 25
Gdowski MJ, Miller LE, Bastianen CA, Nenonene EK, Houk JC. "Signaling patterns of globus pallidus internal segment neurons during forearm rotation." Brain research. 2007 Jun 25; 1155:56-69. Epub 2007 Apr 19.
2001 Mar
Luciano MG, Skarupa DJ, Booth AM, Wood AS, Brant CL, Gdowski MJ. "Cerebrovascular adaptation in chronic hydrocephalus." Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2001 Mar; 21(3):285-94.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (SMD) - Primary

Education

PhD | Anatomy | The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine1995
BS | Biology | Gannon University1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Research Associate Department of Physiology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL and the Evanston Hospital Department of Neurology, Evanston, IL; James C. Houk, Ph.D. and Lee E. Miller, Ph.D., Research Advisors 2001
Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Mark Luciano, M.D., Ph.D., Research Advisor 1997