Kevin J. Hallock, PhD

Instructor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Kevin Hallock
(617) 414-2315
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr

Biography

Dr. Kevin Hallock received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and biophysics from the University of Michigan studying the behavior of naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides in mechanically aligned lipid bilayers using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). With antibiotic resistance an ever-increasing problem, new methods for combating the most resistant infections are essential. The prospect of a pandemic flu resistant to treatments like Tamiflu is chilling.

Dr. Hallock’s current research interests include using imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to learn about fundamental physical processes in a human nervous system to better understand how people learn. How does biology impact bias? What is the best way to teach somebody something new? These questions are central to the training of first responders and first receivers because they constantly face new hazards, often requiring additional training. Developing more efficient training techniques will maximize the availability of the people who are the backbone of our emergency response network.

Education

  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, PhD
  • University of Chicago, MS
  • Albion College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 1/15/2013

    Bergethon PR, Kindler DD, Hallock K, Blease S, Toselli P. Continuous exposure to low amplitude extremely low frequency electrical fields characterizing the vascular streaming potential alters elastin accumulation in vascular smooth muscle cells. Bioelectromagnetics. 2013 Jul; 34(5):358-65. PMID: 23322407.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2012

    Trivedi DP, Hallock KJ, Bergethon PR. Electric fields caused by blood flow modulate vascular endothelial electrophysiology and nitric oxide production. Bioelectromagnetics. 2013 Jan; 34(1):22-30. PMID: 22674251.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/22/2011

    Qiao Y, Hallock KJ, Hamilton JA. Magnetization transfer magnetic resonance of human atherosclerotic plaques ex vivo detects areas of high protein density. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011; 13:73. PMID: 22107813.

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  • Published on 7/3/2011

    Souza SL, Hallock KJ, Funari SS, Vaz WL, Hamilton JA, Melo E. Study of the miscibility of cholesteryl oleate in a matrix of ceramide, cholesterol and fatty acid. Chem Phys Lipids. 2011 Oct; 164(7):664-71. PMID: 21756886.

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  • Published on 3/1/2010

    Phinikaridou A, Ruberg FL, Hallock KJ, Qiao Y, Hua N, Viereck J, Hamilton JA. In vivo detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque by MRI in a rabbit model. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 May; 3(3):323-32. PMID: 20194634.

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  • Published on 12/3/2009

    Bhunia A, Domadia PN, Torres J, Hallock KJ, Ramamoorthy A, Bhattacharjya S. NMR structure of pardaxin, a pore-forming antimicrobial peptide, in lipopolysaccharide micelles: mechanism of outer membrane permeabilization. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 5; 285(6):3883-95. PMID: 19959835.

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  • Published on 10/29/2009

    Ruberg FL, Chen Z, Hua N, Bigornia S, Guo Z, Hallock K, Jara H, LaValley M, Phinikaridou A, Qiao Y, Viereck J, Apovian CM, Hamilton JA. The relationship of ectopic lipid accumulation to cardiac and vascular function in obesity and metabolic syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Jun; 18(6):1116-21. PMID: 19875992.

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  • Published on 1/12/2009

    Phinikaridou A, Hallock KJ, Qiao Y, Hamilton JA. A robust rabbit model of human atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis. J Lipid Res. 2009 May; 50(5):787-97. PMID: 19141434.

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  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Hallock KJ. Magnetic resonance microscopy of flows and compressions of the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems in pupae of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. J Insect Sci. 2008; 8:10. PMID: 20345291.

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  • Published on 11/1/2007

    Upadhyay J, Hallock K, Erb K, Kim DS, Ronen I. Diffusion properties of NAA in human corpus callosum as studied with diffusion tensor spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Nov; 58(5):1045-53. PMID: 17969098.

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