Undergraduate education

University of Pittsburgh, BS, 2006

Years in MSTP



Neuroscience, 2013


Gordon Mitchell, PhD

Thesis title

Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Phrenic Motor Plasticity: Pkcθ-Dependency And Mechanisms of Pattern Sensitivity


Anesthesiology (research track), Duke University, School of Medicine, 2015-

Current position

Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University, School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Devinney MJ 2nd, Reynolds IJ, Dineley KE. Simultaneous detection of intracellular free calcium and zinc using fura-2FF and FluoZin-3. Cell Calcium. 2005 Mar;37(3):225-32. PMID: 15670869.

PhD publications

Wilkerson JER, Devinney M, Mitchell GS. Intermittent but not sustained moderate hypoxia elicits long-term facilitation of hypoglossal motor output. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2018 Oct;256:15-20. PMID: 29074449.

Dale EA, Fields DP, Devinney MJ, Mitchell GS. Phrenic motor neuron TrkB expression is necessary for acute intermittent hypoxia-induced phrenic long-term facilitation. Exp Neurol. 2017 Jan;287(Pt 2):130-136. PMID: 27185271; PMCID: PMC5193112.

Devinney MJ, Nichols NL, Mitchell GS. Sustained Hypoxia Elicits Competing Spinal Mechanisms of Phrenic Motor Facilitation. J Neurosci. 2016 Jul 27;36(30):7877-85. PMID: 27466333; PMCID: PMC4961775.

Dineley KE, Devinney MJ 2nd, Zeak JA, Rintoul GL, Reynolds IJ. Glutamate mobilizes [Zn2+] through Ca2+ -dependent reactive oxygen species accumulation. J Neurochem. 2008 Sep;106(5):2184-93. PMID: 18624907; PMCID:  PMC3815702.

Zhao J, Bertoglio BA, Devinney MJ Jr, Dineley KE, Kay AR. The interaction of biological and noxious transition metals with the zinc probes FluoZin-3 and Newport Green. Anal Biochem. 2009 Jan 1;384(1):34-41. PMID: 18848515; PMCID: PMC2630397.

Devinney MJ, Malaiyandi LM, Vergun O, DeFranco DB, Hastings TG, Dineley KE. A comparison of Zn2+- and Ca2+-triggered depolarization of liver mitochondria reveals no evidence of Zn2+-induced permeability transition. Cell Calcium. 2009 May;45(5):447-55. PMID: 19349076; PMCID: PMC3815704.

Devinney MJ, Huxtable AG, Nichols NL, Mitchell GS. Hypoxia-induced phrenic long-term facilitation: emergent properties. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Apr;1279(1):143-53. PMID: 23531012; PMCID: PMC3880582.

Devinney MJ, Fields DP and Mitchell GS. Spinal PKC-θ activity is required for phrenic long-term facilitation after acute intermittent hypoxia. Faseb Journal. 2013 Apr;27.

Devinney MJ, Bauer RM, Sanders RD. Climbing the delirium mountain: is alpine anaesthesia the perioperative cause? Br J Anaesth. 2015 Sep;115(3):342-4. PMID: 26001838.

Devinney MJ, Fields DP, Huxtable AG, Peterson TJ, Dale EA, Mitchell GS. Phrenic long-term facilitation requires PKCθ activity within phrenic motor neurons. J Neurosci. 2015 May 27;35(21):8107-17. PMID: 26019328; PMCID:PMC4444536.

Devinney MJ, Mitchell GS. Spinal activation of protein kinase C elicits phrenic motor facilitation. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2018 Oct;256:36-42. PMID: 29081358; PMCID: PMC6225774.