Charles S. Bockman, PhD
Charles S. Bockman, PhD

Charles S. Bockman, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience


  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Alpha2-adrenergic dysregulation in congenic DxH recombinant inbred mice selectively bred for a high fear-sensitized (H-FSS) startle response, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 188, 172835, 2020
  • Stairs, D.J., Kangiser, M.M. and Bockman, C.S. Environmental Enrichment and Nicotine Addiction. In V.R. Preedy (Ed.), Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse; London: Academic Press, Not Applicable, Vol 1: Common Substances of Abuse/Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids and Opioids, In Press, 2014
  • Witt KM, CS Bockman, HK Dang, DD Gruber, P Wangemann, and MA Scofield. Molecular and pharmacological characteristics of the gerbil alpha-1a-adrenergic receptor., Hearing Research, 283:1-2, 144-150, 2012
  • Drugs of Abuse in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Dentistry, Not Applicable, 6 Edition, 2011
  • Drugs of Abuse in Yagiela, J.A., Neidle, E.A. and Dowd, F.J., eds. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, ed. 6, St. Louis, MO, Mosby., Not Applicable, 2009
  • Characterization of the alpha-1 adrenoceptor subtype activating extracellular signal-regulated kinase in submandibular gland acinar cells, European Journal of Pharmacology, 578, 349-358, 2008
  • Bockman, C.S., M.R. Bruchas, W. Zeng, K.A. O'Connell, P.W. Abel, M.A. Scofield, and F.J.Dowd. Submandibular gland acinar cells express multiple alpha-1 adrenoceptor subtypes., Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 311/1, 364-372, 2004
  • Bockman, C.S.and P.W. Abel. Drugs of Abuse. Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Dentistry. Yagiela, J.A., F.J. Dowd and E.A Neidle (eds.), Elsevier Mosby., Not Applicable, ed. 5, 2004
  • Eckerson, J.M. and C.S. Bockman. Inflammatory Myopathies., Xpharm (web based), 2004
  • Eckerson, J.M. and C.S. Bockman. Myalgia., Xpharm (web based), 2004
  • O'Donohue, H.A., P.W. Abel, and C.S Bockman. Pharmacological properties of serotonin receptor subtypes mediating contraction of bovine inferior alveolar arteries., Archives of Oral Biology, 49, 223-232, 2004
  • Molecular and Pharmacological Characterization of Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes in a Rat Parotid Gland Cell Line: Comparison with Native Parotid Gland Bockman, CS; Bradley, ME; Dang, HK; Zeng, W; Scofield, MA; Dowd, FJ, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Vol 297 & Issue 2, 718-726, 2001
  • Limitations of Using Peptide Drugs to Characterize CGRP Receptors, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Not Applicable, 1999


  • Stairs, D.J., Quast, M. and Bockman, C.S. (2013 July). Relationship Between nAChR Subtypes and Nicotine CPP in Differentially-Reared Rats., Not Applicable, 2013
  • Problem-based teaching in a large classroom setting for on-campus and off-campus students Margaret Ann Scofield, Charles S. Bockman, Kathryn D. Huggett, Peter W. Abel, FASEB Journal, 23:463.8, 119, 2009
  • Bockman, C.S., Bruchas, M.R., O¡¦Connell, K.A. and Abel, P.W.: Characterization of the ƒÑ1-adrenoceptor subtype (ƒÑ1-AR) and its signaling pathway for activation of ERK 1/2 in submandibular gland acinar cells., FASEB Journal, 20:1, A255, 2006
  • Witt, K.M., C.S. Bockman, P. Wangemann, and M.A. Scofield. Pharmacology of the gerbil alpha-1a adrenergic receptor. Experimental Biology, San Diego, California., FASEB Journal, 19, A1082, 2005
  • Bruchas, M.R., C.S. Bockman, M.L. Toews, and P.W. Abel. Alpha 1B adrenergic receptor (AR) couples to extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK 1/2) in a submandibular gland cell line. Federation of Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington, D.C., FASEB Journal, 18, A214, 2004
  • Comparison of the Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Subtypes in Immortalized Submandibular Gland Acinar Cells with Native Glands. Charles S. Bockman, Margaret A. Scofield, Linsheng S. Li, Wanyun Zeng, Peter W. Abel and Frank J. Dowd, FASEB Journal, Volume 16 - Number 4, A564, 2002
  • Molecular and Functional Characterization of Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes on Immortalized Parotid Acinar Cells. CS Bockman, ME Bradley, MA Scofield, FJ. Dowd, FASEB Journal, Vol. 14 & Issue 8, A1425, 2000


  • Rearing Environment Regulates Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors. Bockman CS, Quast, M and Stairs DJ. Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium, 2013
  • Relationship Between nAChR Subtypes and Nicotine CPP in Differentially-Reared Rats. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, HI., 2013
  • Invited talk at International meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2011
  • Poster talk at College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2009
  • Poster talk at invited Gordon Conference on Exocrine Glands and Salivary Secretion, 2009
  • Gordon Conference, 2007
  • Alpha-1 Adrenoceptor Signaling Pathways for ERK 1/2 Activation in Submandibular Gland Cells to Experimental Biology Meeting in San Francisco., 2006
  • Gordon Conference Presentation - Identification of the Alpha 1B-Adrenoceptor on Submandibular Acinar Cells and Its Signaling Pathway for Activation of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinases., 2005
  • Alpha 1 Adrenoceptor Signaling Pathway Mediating Sympathetic Nerve Regulation of Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase (ERK 1/2) in Submandibular Acinar Cells. Boys Town Research Conference, 2005
  • Invited Speaker - University North Dakota School of Medicine "Autonomic Receptor Regulation of Growth Factor Pathways in Salivary Glands and Cell Lines", 2002
  • Experimental Biology Meeting: "Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Subtypes on Submandibular Gland Cell Lines", 2002
  • Invited Speaker: University of South Florida College of Medicine "Signal Transduction Pathways in Salivary Gland Cell Lines:, 2002
  • Grand Rounds - Anesthesiology Department at University of Nebraska Medical Center "Mechanisms of Spinal Opioid Analgesia", 2001
  • Invited Speaker: East Carolina University School of Medicine "Autonomic Receptors on Salivary Glands", 2001
  • Creighton University sponsored Pain Conference: Pharmacological Management of Pain, 1999