Jim Hokanson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bladder Function

Hi everyone, my name is Jim Hokanson and I’m a postdoctoral associate in the biomedical engineering department working with Warren Grill. I’m interested in designing devices to interface with the nervous system, particularly the peripheral/autonomic nervous systems. My current research focus is on developing devices for people with lower urinary tract disorders such as overactive bladder. Given its simple function (holding then expelling urine), yet complex innervation, I think studying the lower urinary tract is an exciting entry point into understanding the neural control of the body’s internal organs.