Kirk Personius

PT, PhD

Kirk Personius

PT, PhD

Kirk Personius

PT, PhD

Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Topics

Neuromuscular development and regeneration, animal models of neuromuscular disorders, and sarcopenia.

Contact Information

530 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6940

Fax: (716) 829-3217

kep7@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

  • Personius KE, Slusher BS, and SB Udin (2016) Neuromuscular NMDA receptors modulate developmental synapse elimination. J Neurosci (in press).
  • Tierney, M*, Garcia, C*, Bancone M*, Sacco A, and KE Personius (2016) Innervation of dystrophic muscle following stem cell therapy. Muscle & Nerve (in press).
  • Ray AD, Personius KE, Williamson DL, Dungan CM, Dhillon SD and PA Hershberger (2016) Vitamin D3 intake modulates diaphragm but not peripheral muscle force in young mice. J Appl Physiol 120(10): 1124-31.
  • Choi, J*, Personius KE*, DeFranco M*, Dansithong, W,Yu C, Srivastava S, Dixon D, Bhatt DB, Comai L, Vergara, JL, and S. Reddy (2015) Muscleblind-like 1 and Muscleblind-like 3 depletion synergistically enhances myotonia by altering Clc-1 RNA translation. EBioMedicine 2:1034-1047.
  • Brown MR, Personius KE, and J Langan (2015) Preventing lower back pain among Caregivers. Arch Phys Med and Rehab 96:7 1365-1366.
  • Personius, KE and SD Parker (2013) TrkB expression at the neuromuscular junction is reduced during aging. Muscle & Nerve 47:532-538
  • Kulakowski SA, Parker SD, and KE Personius (2011) Reduced TrkB expression results in precocious age-like changes in neuromuscular structure, neurotransmission and muscle function. J Appl Physiol. 111:844-852.
  • Personius KE, Jayaram A, Krull D, Brown R, Xu T, Han B, Burgess K, Storey C, Shah B, Tawil R, and S Welle (2010) Grip force, EDL contractile properties and voluntary wheel running after postdevelopmental myostatin depletion in mice. J Appl Physiol. 109:886-94
  • Zhang L, Schessl J, Werner M, Bonnemann C, Xiong G, Mojsilovic-Petrovic J, Zhou W, Cohen A, Seeburg P, Misawa H, Jayaram A, Personius KE, Hollmann M, Sprengel R, and R Kalb (2008) Role of GluR1 in activity-dependent motor system development.  J. Neurosci. 28: 9953-68.
  • Personius KE, Karnes JM, and SD Parker (Wegman) (2008) NMDA receptor blockade delays postnatal neuromuscular synapse elimination. J Neurosci. 28: 8983-8992.
  • Personius KE, Chang Q, Mentis GZ, O'Donovan MJ, and RJ Balice-Gordon (2007) Reduced gap junctional coupling leads to uncorrelated motor neuron firing and precocious neuromuscular synapse elimination. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 104: 11808-11813.
  • Gosselin LE, Williams JE, Personius KE and GA Farkas (2007) A comparison of factors associated with collagen metabolism in different skeletal muscles from dystrophic (mdx) mice: impact of pirfenidone. Muscle Nerve 35: 208-216.
  • Personius KE and RP Sawyer (2006) Variability and failure of neurotransmission in the diaphragm of mdx mice.
  • Personius KE and RP Sawyer (2005) Terminal Schwann cell structure is altered in the diaphragm of mdx mice. Muscle Nerve 32: 656-663.
  • Personius KE, Nautiyal J and S Reddy (2005) Myotonia and muscle contractile properties in mice with SIX5 deficiency. Muscle Nerve 31: 503-505.
  • Personius KE and RJ Balice-Gordon (2001) Loss of correlated motor neuron activity during synaptic competition at developing neuromuscular synapses. Neuron 31: 395-408.
  • Personius KE, Pandya S, King W, Tawil R, McDermott MP and FSH-DY group (1994) Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy natural history study: standardization and reliability of testing procedures. Phys. Ther. 74: 253-263.