Nick Housley



Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests:

  • Applied physiology
  • Cancer

Curriculum Vitae

Email: nickhousley(at)gatech(dot)edu




Dr. Housley is a classically trained neuroscientist with a PhD focused on sensorimotor neurophysiology, a Doctor of Physical Therapy specialty training treating neurologic disorders, a former professional cyclist, and a traumatic brain injury survivor.

Dr. Housley is also Fellow in the Sensorimotor Integration Lab & Integrated Cancer Research Center at Georgia Tech. In the broadest terms, my interests center on how the nervous system, cancer, and its treatment interact in mammalian systems.  My research interests rest on my recent discoveries that securely establish the existence of reciprocal interactions between cancer, cancer treatment and the nervous system. In addition, my other area of study centers on how the nervous and musculoskeletal systems interact to encode sensorimotor information and how integration in the mammalian spinal cord results in physiologically relevant movement. Using in vivo electrophysiological methods, I investigate synaptic function and firing behavior of isolated neurons and population responses. I am actively examining how encoding and decoding behavior of neuronal circuits can be challenged and how they adapt to a variety of pathological states.


Postdoctoral Researcher School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA March 2020 – Present
Director of Clinical Research Motus Nova, Atlanta, GA August 2016 – Present
Performance Coach Four2One Sports September 2012 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA January 2015 – January 2016


PhD Applied Physiology School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA 2016 – 2020
Doctor of Physical Therapy Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2013 – 2016
BS (Honors) Kinesiology & Exercise Science The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 2008 – 2013