Wolfgang Otto Friesen, Ph.D.

Biology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 
Neuroethology, sensory motor integration
"Friesen Wolfgang Otto"

BA in Physics, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, 1964
MA in Physics, U.C. Berkeley, CA, 1966
PhD in Neuroscience, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, 1974
Post doc in Neuroethology, U.C. Berkeley, CA 1974-1977 Professor of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1977 - present

Mean distance: 13.38 (cluster 6)


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Daniel K. Hartline grad student 1970-1974 UCSD
Gunther S. Stent post-doc 1974-1977 UC Berkeley


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Peter D. Brodfuehrer grad student 1985 UVA
Elizabeth A. Debski grad student 1985 UVA
Robert A. Pearce grad student 1985 UVA
Jianhua Cang grad student 2001 UVA
Xintian Yu grad student 2001 UVA
Jianghong Tian grad student 2003-2008 Miller School
Olivia J. Mullins grad student 2007-2012 UVA
James D. Angstadt post-doc UVA
Ruey Jane Fan post-doc UVA
Bruce A. O'Gara post-doc UVA
Gisele A. Oda post-doc UVA


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William B. Kristan collaborator UVA
John T. Hackett collaborator 2001- UVA
Tetsuya Iwasaki collaborator 2001- UVA
Peter D. Brodfuehrer collaborator 2005- UVA
Robert J. Wyman collaborator 1979-1980 UVA
Gene D. Block collaborator 1984-1993 UVA
Thomas D. Sangrey collaborator 2003-2005 UVA
William B. Levy collaborator 2002-2006 UVA
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Iwasaki T, Chen J, Friesen WO. (2014) Biological clockwork underlying adaptive rhythmic movements. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: 978-83
Mullins OJ, Friesen WO. (2012) The brain matters: effects of descending signals on motor control. Journal of Neurophysiology. 107: 2730-41
Casiraghi LP, Oda GA, Chiesa JJ, et al. (2012) Forced desynchronization of activity rhythms in a model of chronic jet lag in mice. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 27: 59-69
Mullins OJ, Brodfuehrer PD, Jusufovi? S, et al. (2012) Specialized brain regions and sensory inputs that control locomotion in leeches. Journal of Comparative Physiology. a, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 198: 97-108
Friesen WO, Mullins OJ, Xiao R, et al. (2011) Positive feedback loops sustain repeating bursts in neuronal circuits. Journal of Biological Physics. 37: 317-45
Oda GA, Friesen WO. (2011) Modeling two-oscillator circadian systems entrained by two environmental cycles. Plos One. 6: e23895
Chen J, Tian J, Iwasaki T, et al. (2011) Mechanisms underlying rhythmic locomotion: dynamics of muscle activation. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 1955-64
Mullins OJ, Hackett JT, Buchanan JT, et al. (2011) Neuronal control of swimming behavior: comparison of vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. Progress in Neurobiology. 93: 244-69
Mullins OJ, Hackett JT, Friesen WO. (2011) Local-distributed integration by a novel neuron ensures rapid initiation of animal locomotion. Journal of Neurophysiology. 105: 130-44
Tian J, Iwasaki T, Friesen WO. (2010) Analysis of impulse adaptation in motoneurons. Journal of Comparative Physiology. a, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 196: 123-36
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