Ph.D. Brian J. Norris
Ph.D. Brian J. Norris
Professor of Biological Sciences

Office: Science Hall 304
Phone: (760) 750-4205
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Ph.D. Brian J. Norris

Prior to starting at CSUSM in Fall, 1995, Dr. Norris did his postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His area of specialization is neurophysiology with research interests in neural networks that produce simple behaviors in invertebrates.


Education

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1989.


Publications

Norris, B.J., Weaver, A.L., Wenning, A., Garcia, P.A. and Calabrese, R.L.  2007.  A Central pattern generator producing alternative outputs: phase relations of leech heart motor neurons with respect to premotor synaptic input.  J. Neurophysiol. 98(5):2983-91

Norris, B.J., Weaver, A.L., Wenning, A., Garcia, P.A. and Calabrese, R.L.  2007.  A Central pattern generator producing alternative outputs: pattern, strength and dynamics of premotor synaptic input to leech heart motor neurons.  J. Neurophysiol. 98(5):2992-3005

Williams, D.E. and Norris, B.J.  2007.  Laterality in stride pattern preferences in racehorses.  Animal Behaviour 74:941-950

Norris, B.J., Weaver, A.L., Morris, L.G., Wenning, A., Garcia, P.A. and Calabrese, R.L.  2006.  A Central pattern generator producing alternative outputs: Temporal pattern of premotor activity.  J. Neurophysiol. 96: 309-326.

Rivera, A.S., Gonsalves, F.C., Song, M.H., Norris, B.J. and Weisblat, D.A.  2006.  Characterization of Notch-class gene expression in segmentation stem cells and segment founder cells in Helobdella robusta (Lophotrochozoa; Annelida; Clitella; Hirudinida; Glossiphoniidae).  Evol. & Dev. 7(6):588-599.

Blitz, D.M., A.E. Christie, M.J. Coleman, Norris, B.J., E. Marder and M.P. Nusbaum. 1999. Different proctolin neurons elicit distinct motor patterns from a multifunctional neuronal network. J. Neurosci. 19:5449-5463.

Norris, B.J., M.J. Coleman and M.P. Nusbaum. 1996. Pyloric motor pattern modification by a newly identified projection neuron in the crab stomatogastric nervous system. J. Neurophysiol. 75:97-108.

Norris, B.J., M.J. Coleman and M.P. Nusbaum. 1994. Recruitment of a projection neuron determines gastric mill motor pattern selection in the stomatogastric nervous system of the crab, Cancer borealis. J. Neurophysiol. 72:1451-1463.