Nadine P Connor, PhD


  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

(608) 263-0192

1975 Willow Dr.
361 Goodnight Hall, Scott H
Madison, WI 53706-1103


  • PhD, Neurophysiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Dr. Connor’s research interests include voice and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, aging, and neuromuscular function in the head and neck.

Dr. Connor’s Lab

Dr. Nadine Connor and Dr. Michelle Ciucci were recently awarded a five-year, $3.8 million federal research grant to study swallowing problems that can occur in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more here.

Recent Publications

  • Altered tongue muscle contractile properties coincide with altered swallow function in the adult Ts65Dn mouse model of down syndrome.
    Glass TJ, Russell JA, Fisher EH, Ostadi M, Aori N, Yu YE, Connor NP
    Front Neurol 2024; 15: 1384572
    [PubMed ID: 38585362]

  • Differential impact of unilateral stroke on the bihemispheric motor cortex representation of the jaw and tongue muscles in young and aged rats.
    Cullins MJ, Connor NP
    Front Neurol 2024; 15: 1332916
    [PubMed ID: 38572491]

  • Early ultrasonic vocalization deficits and related thyroarytenoid muscle pathology in the transgenic TgF344-AD rat model of Alzheimer's disease.
    Rudisch DM, Krasko MN, Barnett DGS, Mueller KD, Russell JA, Connor NP, Ciucci MR
    Front Behav Neurosci 2023; 17: 1294648
    [PubMed ID: 38322496]

  • Tongue and laryngeal exercises improve tongue strength and vocal function outcomes in a Pink1-/- rat model of early Parkinson disease.
    Broadfoot CK, Hoffmeister JD, Lechner SA, Krasko MN, Lambert E, Russell JA, Szot JC, Glass TJ, Connor NP, Kelm-Nelson CA, Ciucci MR
    Behav Brain Res 2024 Mar 05; 460: 114754
    [PubMed ID: 37981125]

  • Ultrasonic vocalization phenotypes in the Ts65Dn and Dp(16)1Yey mouse models of Down syndrome.
    Glass TJ, Lenell C, Fisher EH, Yang Q, Connor NP
    Physiol Behav 2023 Nov 01; 271: 114323
    [PubMed ID: 37573959]

All Publications on PubMed