Patrick M. Sonner, Ph.D.

NeuroScience Cell Bio Physio-COSM
White Hall 105D, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

I am currently focused on the development of curriculum and courses for an upcoming undergraduate neuroscience major within the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology.

Education History: 

Ph.D., Wright State University, 2007

B.S., Ohio Northern University, 2000



Human Neurobiology (ANT 7310/BMS 9030)

Scientific Literacy for the 21st Century (SM 1010)

How the Nervous System Works I (NEU 3100)



Deardorff AS, Romer SH, Sonner PM, Fyffe RE (2014) Swimming against the tide: investigations of the C-Bouton synapse. Front. Neural Circuits 8: 106.

Sonner PM, Ladle DR (2013) Early postnatal development of GABAergic presynaptic inhibition of Ia proprioceptive afferent connections in mouse spinal cord. J Neurophysiol 109: 2118-2128.

Stern JE, Sonner PM, Son SJ, Silva FCP, Jackson K, Michelini LC (2012) Exercise training normalizes an increased neuronal excitability of NTS-projecting neurons of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus in hypertensive rats. J Neurophysiol 107: 2912-2921.

Biancardi VC, Son S, Sonner PM, Zheng H, Patel KP, Stern JE (2011) Contribution of central nervous system endothelial nitric oxide synthase to neurohumoral activation in heart failure rats. Hypertension 58: 454-463.

Wu L, Sonner P, Titus DJ, Wiesner EP, Alvarez F, Ziskind-Conhaim L (2011) Properties of a distinct subpopulation of GABAergic commissural interneurons that are part of the locomotor circuitry in the neonatal spinal cord. J Neuroscience 31: 4821-4833.

Sonner PM, Lee S, Ryu PD, Lee SY, Stern, JE (2011) Imbalanced K+ and Ca2+ subthreshold interactions contribute to increased hypothalamic presympathetic neuronal excitability in hypertensive rats. J Physiol 589: 667-683.

Lee S, Han TH, Sonner PM, Stern JE, Ryu PD, Lee SY (2008) Molecular characterization of T-type Ca2+ channels responsible for low threshold spikes in hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus neurons. Neuroscience 155: 1195-1203.

Sonner PM, Filosa JA, Stern JE (2008) Diminished A-type potassium current and altered firing properties in presympathetic PVN neurones in renovascular hypertensive rats. J Physiol 586: 1605 1622.

Sonner PM, Stern JE (2007) Functional role of A-type potassium currents in rat presympathetic PVN neurones. J Physiol 582: 1219-1238.


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