Brendan Dougherty, PT, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Brendan Dougherty

Contact Info

bdougher@umn.edu

Office Phone (612) 624-7466

Office Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
311 Children's Rehab Ctr
426 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Division of Physical Therapy
MMC 388
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy


PhD, Biomedical Science- Neuroscience, University of Florida, 2011

BS, Physical Therapy, Maryville University of St. Louis, 2000

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • Helen May Bradley Alumni Achievement Award, Maryville University of St. Louis, 2014
  • Craig H. Neilsen Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Research, 2013-2015
  • Bryan Robinson Neuroscience Endowment Doctoral Research Grant, 2010
  • University of Florida Medical Guild Research Incentive Award, 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Physiological Society (2013-present)
    • Central Nervous System Section (2015-present)
    • Respiratory Section (2013-2015)
  • Society for Neuroscience (2010-2015)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (1999-2010; 2018)
    • Research Section (2006-2010; 2018)
    • Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (formerly - Neurology Section; 2006-2010; 2018)

Research

Publications

Refereed Publications

  • Huxtable AG, Kopp ES, Dougherty BJ, Watters JJ, Mitchell GS. Cyclooxygenase enzyme activity does not impair respiratory motor activity after one night of intermittent hypoxia. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2017. Epub ahead of print. (PMCID pending).
  • Dougherty BJ, Kopp ES, Watters JJ. Non-genomic actions of 17-? estradiol restore respiratory neuroplasticity in young ovariectomized female rats. J. Neuroscience. July 2017. PMCID: PMC5508255.
  • Dougherty BJ, Terada J, Springborn SR, Vinit S, MacFarlane PM, and Mitchell GS. Daily acute intermittent hypoxia improves breathing function with acute and chronic spinal injury via distinct mechanisms. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. May 2017. PMCID: PMC5701887
  • Navarrete-Opazo A, Dougherty BJ, Mitchell GS. Enhanced recovery of breathing capacity from combined adenosine 2A receptor inhibition and daily acute intermittent hypoxia after chronic cervical spinal injury. Experimental Neurology. April, 2016. PMCID: PMC5193117
  • Dougherty BJ, Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Ross HH, Lee KZ, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Respiratory outcomes after mid-cervical transplantation of embryonic medullary cells in rats with cervical spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology. January, 2016. PMCID: PMC4791580
  • Dougherty BJ, Fields DP, Mitchell GS. Mammalian Target of Rapamycin is required for phrenic long-term facilitation following severe but not moderate acute intermittent hypoxia. Journal of Neurophysiology. September, 2015. PMCID: PMC4571765
  • Navarrete-Opazo A, Vinit S, Dougherty BJ, Mitchell GS. Daily acute intermittent hypoxia elicits functional recovery of diaphragm and inspiratory intercostal muscle activity after acute cervical spinal injury. Experimental Neurology. April, 2015. PMCID: PMC4716671
  • Lee KZ, Sandhu MS, Dougherty BJ, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Hypoxia triggers short term potentiation of phrenic motoneuron discharge after chronic cervical spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology. January, 2015. PMCID: PMC4262621
  • Gill LC, Ross HH, Lee KZ, Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Dougherty BJ, Judge AR, Fuller DD. Rapid diaphragm atrophy following cervical spinal cord hemisection. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. February, 2014. PMCID: PMC4017782
  • Lee KZ, Dougherty BJ, Mercier LM, Sandhu MS, Sanchez JC, Lane MA, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Intraspinal transplantation and modulation of donor neuron electrophysiological activity. Experimental Neurology. January, 2014. PMCID: PMC3893055
  • Lee KZ, Dougherty BJ, Sandhu MS, Lane MA, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Phrenic motoneuron discharge patterns following cervical spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology. November, 2013. PMCID: PMC3839628
  • Dougherty BJ, Lee KZ, Gonzalez-Rothi EJ, Lane MA, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Recovery of inspiratory intercostal muscle activity following high cervical hemisection. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. September, 2012. PMCID: PMC4288928
  • Dougherty BJ, Lee KZ, Lane MA, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Contribution of the spontaneous crossed-phrenic phenomenon to inspiratory tidal volume in spontaneously breathing rats. Journal of Applied Physiology (1985). 112(1):96-105. January, 2012. PMCID: PMC3290423
  • Lee KZ, Sandhu MS, Dougherty BJ, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Influence of vagal afferents on supraspinal and spinal respiratory activity following cervical spinal cord injury in rats. Journal of Applied Physiology (1985). 109: 377-387. August, 2010. PMCID: PMC2928586
  • Fuller DD, Dougherty BJ, Sandhu MS, Doperalski NJ, Reynolds CR, Hayward LF. Prenatal nicotine exposure alters respiratory long-term facilitation in neonatal rats. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 169:333–337. December, 2009. PMCID: PMC2808171
  • Sandhu MS, Dougherty BJ, Lane MA, Bolser DC, Kirkwood PA, Reier PJ, Fuller DD. Respiratory Recovery Following High Cervical Hemisection. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 169:94–101. November, 2009. PMCID: PMC2783827
  • Fuller DD, Doperalski NJ, Dougherty BJ, Sandhu MS, Bolser DC, Reier PJ. Modest Spontaneous Recovery of Ventilation Following Chronic High Cervical Hemisection in Rats. Experimental Neurology. 211 (1): p.97-106. May, 2008. PMCID: PMC2613014

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

As an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, Dr. Brendan Dougherty is active in training students and serves on the Admissions Committee and New Faculty Search Committee.