Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Neurology), University of Manitoba.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba
Degrees/Fellowship: BSc (Med), MD, FRCPC
Mailing Address: Health Sciences Centre, GF543, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3A 1R9
Tel: (204) 787- 4951; Fax: (204) 787-1486
Cowley KC, Zaporozhets E and Schmidt BJ. Propriospinal neurons are sufficient for bulbospinal transmission of the locomotor command signal in the neonatal rat spinal cord. J. Physiol. 586: 1623-1635, 2008.
Zaporozhets E, Cowley KC and Schmidt BJ. Propriospinal neurons contribute to bulbospinal transmission of the locomotor command signal in the neonatal rat spinal cord. J. Physiol. 572: 443-458, 2006.
Schmidt BJ. Early delayed ascending myelopathy after low spine injury: Case report and evidence of a vascular mechanism. Spinal Cord 44: 322-325, 2006.
Cowley KC, Zaporozhets E, MacLean JN, and Schmidt BJ. Is NMDA receptor activation essential for the production of locomotor-like activity in the neonatal rat spinal cord? J. Neurophysiol. 94: 3805-3814 2005.
Lambert D, Giannouli E, and Schmidt BJ. Post-polio syndrome and anesthesia. Anesthesiology 103: 638-644, 2005.
Zaporozhets E, Cowley KC, and Schmidt BJ. A reliable technique for the induction of locomotor-like activity in the in vitro neonatal rat spinal cord using brainstem electrical stimulation. J. Neurosci. Methods 39: 33-41, 2004.
Schmidt BJ, Greenberg CR, Allingham-Hawkins DJ, and Spriggs EL. Expression of X-linked bulbospinal muscular atrophy (Kennedy Disease) in two homozygous females. Neurology 59: 770-772, 2002.
Jordan LM and Schmidt BJ. Propriospinal neurons involved in the control of locomotion: Potential targets for repair strategies? In: Spinal Cord Trauma: Neural Repair and Functional Recovery. L. McKerracher, Rossignol, S, and Doucet, G (eds), Progress in Brain Research, Elsevier, NY. 137: 125-140, 2002.
Schmidt BJ and Jordan LM. The role of serotonin in reflex modulation and locomotor rhythm production in the mammalian spinal cord. Brain Res. Bull. 53: 689-710, 2001.
MacLean J. and Schmidt B.J. Voltage-sensitivity of motoneuron NMDA receptor channels is modulated by serotonin in the neonatal rat spinal cord. J. Neurophysiol. 86: 1131-1138, 2001
MacLean J. Cowley KC and Schmidt BJ. Serotonin modulates NMDA receptor-mediated intrinsic voltage oscillations in neonatal rat lumbar motoneurons. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2804-2808, 1998.
Hochman S and Schmidt BJ. Whole-cell recordings of locomotor-like activity in motoneurons in the in vitro neonatal rat spinal cord. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 743-752, 1998.
MacLean J, Schmidt BJ, and Hochman S. NMDA receptor activation triggers voltage oscillations, plateau potentials and bursting in neonatal rat motoneurons in vitro. Eur. J. Neurosci. 9: 2702-2711, 1997.
Cowley KC and Schmidt BJ. Regional distribution of the locomotor pattern generating network in the neonatal rat spinal cord. J. Neurophysiol. 77:247-259, 1997.
Lei Song, Schmidt BJ, and Shefchyk SJ. Pelvic and pudendal reflexes in the in vitro neonatal rat preparation. Brain Res. 675: 165-170, 1995.
Nance P, Schryvers O, Schmidt B, Dubo H, Loveridge B, Fewer D. Intrathecal baclofen treatment for adults with spasticity: Therapeutic efficacy and effect on hospital admissions. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 22: 22-29, 1995.
Hochman S, Jordan LM, and Schmidt BJ. TTX-resistant NMDA receptor-mediated voltage oscillations in mammalian lumbar motoneurons. J. Neurophysiol. 72: 2559-2562, 1994.
Schmidt BJ. Afterhyperpolarization modulation in lumbar motoneurons during locomotor-like rhythmic activity in the rat spinal cord in vitro. Exp Brain Res 99:214-222, 1994.
Cowley KC and Schmidt BJ. A comparison of motor patterns induced by N-methyl-D-aspartate, acetylcholine and serotonin in the in vitro neonatal rat spinal cord. Neurosci Letts 171: 147-150, 1994.
Cowley KC and Schmidt BJ. Some limitations of ventral root recordings for the monitoring locomotion in the in vitro neonatal rat spinal cord preparation. Neurosci Letts 171: 142-146, 1994.