Hanna Drzymała-Celichowska is an Associate Professor at the Poznan University of Physical Education in Poznań, Poland. She received an M.Sc. degree from Poznań University of Life Sciences (2004), a Ph.D. degree in neurobiology from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw (2008) and the habilitation in neurobiology (2017) from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2009 she has worked at the Department of Neurobiology and since 2012 at the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry. Her major research interests are: contractile properties of motor units and motoneurons, motor control. Presently, her research is focused on the differences in rat hindlimb muscles between males and females. She is a member of the Polish Neuroscience Society.
More important publcations:
1. Celichowski J., Drzymała H. Differences between properties of male and female motor units in the rat medial gastrocnemius muscle. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (2006) 57, 1, 83-93
2. Celichowski J., Drzymała-Celichowska H. The number of motor units in the medial gastocnemius muscle of male and female rats. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (2007) 58, 4, 821-828
3. H. Drzymała-Celichowska, P. Krutki, J. Celichowski. Summation of motor unit forces in the rat medial gastrocnemius muscle. J. Electromyogr. Kinesiol. 2010, 20, 599–607
4. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Karolczak J, Rędowicz MJ, Bukowska D. The content of myosin heavy chains in hindlimb muscles of female and male rats. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2012, 63, 187-193
5. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Krutki P. Slow motor units in female rat soleus are slower and weaker than their male counterparts. Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility 2015, 36, 287-295
6. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Raikova R, Krutki P. Decomposition of motor unit tetanic contractions of rat soleus muscle: Differences between males and females. Journal of Biomechanics 2015, 48, 3097-3102
7. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Raikova R, Krutki P. Prolonged activity evokes potentiation and the “sag” phenomenon in slow motor units of rat soleus. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 2016, 76, 152–157
8. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Kaczmarek P, Krutki P , Celichowski J. Summation of slow motor unit forces at constant and variable interpulse intervals in rat soleus muscle. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2016, 30, 1-8
9. Kryściak K, Celichowski J, Krutki P, Raikova R, Drzymała-Celichowska H. Factors contributing to sag in unfused tetanic contractions of fast motor units in rat medial gastrocnemius. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2019 : 44 , 70-77
10. Bączyk M, Drzymała-Celichowska H, Mrówczyński W, Krutki P. Motoneuron firing properties are modified by transspinal directcurrent stimulation in rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 2019: 126 (5), 1232-1241
11. Bączyk M, Drzymała-Celichowska H, Mrówczyński W and Krutki P. Long-lasting modifications of motoneuron firing properties by trans-spinal direct current stimulation in rats. European Journal of Neuroscience 2020; 51 ( 8)
12. Kryściak K, Smith Ian C., Drzymała-Celichowska H, Celichowski J. Initial force production before sag is enhanced by prior contraction followed by a 3-minute rest period in fast motor units of the rat medial gastrocnemius. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2020 ; 53 DOI:10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102429
13. Drzymała-Celichowska H, Ciechanowicz-Kowalczyk I, Kryściak K, Celichowski J. The contractile properties of motor units in the rat flexor digitorum brevis muscle have continuous distribution. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2020 ; 51 DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2020.102407
14. Bączyk M, Drzymała-Celichowska H, Mrówczyński W and Krutki P. Polarity-dependent adaptations of motoneuron electrophysiological propertiesafter 5-wk transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation in rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 2020; 51 ( 8) DOI: 0.1152/japplphysiol.00301.2020.