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Research Interests:

  • Systems Neuroscience: Somatosensory, Representation of Active Touch
  • Neuroanatomical
  • Neurophysiological
  • Behavioral Investigations in Somatomotor System of the Whisker Representation Using Rat Model

Peer-Reveiwed Publications


George Carvell is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. His research interests include: Basic Systems Neuroscience Using the Rat Vibrissae to Barrel Pathway and Vibrissal-Based Active Touch, Effects of Age and Experience on SomatoSensory System Development and Maturation, Effects of Peripheral or Central Nervous System Lesions on Sensorimotor Circuit Structure and Function at Basic and Applied Levels of Investigation, Basic Neuroscience Concepts and Principles as Related to Teaching this Dynamic Content to Non-Neuroscience Students. He is a recipient of the Eugene Michaels New Investigator Award and Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award. Carvell teaches Neuroscience in the Undergraduate Rehabilitation Science, DPT, and MS in Physical Therapy programs and is currently converting his web-based neuroscience educational program: Gray Matter On My Mind (GMOMM) to an ebook. GMOMM is made available to enrolled SHRS students.


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Post Professional Program in Physical Therapy
Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science
Wellness and Human Performance