Michael P Matott, PhD

NeuroSci Cell Bio Physiology-SOM
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology
White Hall 105, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Education History

Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine. Tampa, Florida 2012

MS in Biology from the University of South Florida, College of Arts and Sciences. Tampa, Florida 2003

BS in Biology from Allegheny College. Meadville, PA. 1998 


I teach primarily within the Boonshoft School of Medicine, facilitating systems-based physiology instruction for multiple modules in the foundational first two years of the Wright Curriculum. I co-direct and teach the summer graduate level Human Physiology course and teach the Cardiovascular Physiology unit of the fall graduate Human Physiology course.


I serve on the content review committees for WrightQ, Peer Instruction, and Team Based Learning. I also serve on the steering committees for multiple modules of the BSOM Wright Curriculum. I am the BSOM representative for the Graduate Faculty Membership Committee.


1.    Matott MP, Kline DD, and Hasser EM. Accepted 5 Jul 2017 Glial EAAT 2 regulation of extracellular nTS glutamate critically controls neuronal activity and cardiorespiratory reflexes. J. Physiol DOI: 10.1113/JP274620


2.    Matott MP, and Kline, DD. 2016 Activation of 5-hyrdoxytryptamine 7 receptors within the rat nucleus tractus solitarii modulates synaptic properties. Brain Research 1635:12-26. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2016.01.017


3.    Matott MP, Ruyle BC, Hasser EM, and Kline DD. 2016 Excitatory amino acid transporters tonically restrain nTS synaptic and neuronal activity to modulate cardiorespiratory function. J. Neurophysiol 115(3):1691-1702. doi: 10.1152/jn.01054.2015


4.    Matott MP, Ciarlone GE, Putnam RW, and Dean, JB. 2014 Normobaric hyperoxia (95% O2) stimulates CO2-sensitive and CO2-insensitive neurons in the caudal solitary complex of rat medullary tissue slices maintained in 40% O2.  Neuroscience 270:98-122. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.03.017


5.    Motta PJ, Hueter RE, Tricas TC, Summers AP, Huber DR, Lowry D, Mara KR, Matott MP, Whitenack LB, and Wintzer, AP. 2008. Functional morphology of the feeding apparatus, feeding constraints, and suction performance in the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum Journal of Morphology 269:1041-1055.


6.    Lowry D, Wintzer AP, Matott MP, Whitenack LB, Dean M, and Motta, PJ . 2005. Aerial and aquatic feeding in the silver arawana, Osteoglossum bicirrhosum. Environmental Biology of Fishes 73:453-462.


7.    Matott MP, Hueter RE, and Motta, PJ. 2005. Modulation in Feeding Kinematics and Motor Pattern of the Nurse Shark Ginglymostoma cirratum. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74:163-174 

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

American Physiological Society

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