Faculty

Core Faculty

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Warren J Alilain, Ph.D. Associate Professor
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Adam Bachstetter, Ph.D. Associate Professor
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Meifan Amy Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, tenure track
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James W Geddes, PhD Professor, Dept. Neuroscience, Faculty, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
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John Carib Gensel, Ph.D. Co-Director for Planning and Operations-Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), Associate Professor of Physiology, SCoBIRC Endowed Chair #5. neuroinflammation in spinal cord and brain injury
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Edward D Hall, Ph.D. William R. Markesbery, M.D. Chair in Neurotrauma Research and Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Regular Faculty Neuroprotective Drug Discovery
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Alexander G Rabchevsky, Ph.D. Regular Faculty, Professor of Physiology, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) Genetic, Biochemical and Cellular Approaches for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
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Kathryn Saatman, Ph.D. Professor of Physiology and Neurosurgery, Endowed Chair, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center, Associate Director, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center Traumatic Brain Injury: Cellular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions
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Joe E Springer, Ph.D. Interim Director, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, Professor of Neuroscience Mitochondrial function, microRNA expression and cell death in traumatic brain injury
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Patrick G Sullivan, Ph.D. Regular Faculty, Professor of Neuroscience, Endowed Chair The Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), Research Physiologist, Lexington VAMC The Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Neuropathology of CNS Injury
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S. Randal Voss, Ph.D. Professor, Director, Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center, University Research Professor Regeneration


Research Faculty

Picture Name Position Research Interests
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Lei Chen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Research Track
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Jozsef Gal Research Assistant Professor
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Samirkumar Pravinbhai Patel, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), Department of Physiology
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Chen-Guang Yu, Ph. D., M.D. Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience Development of novel immunotherapeutics and small RNA therapeutics for treating spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain.


Faculty Associates

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Richard D. Andreatta, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences
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Douglas A. Andres, PhD Professor
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Michael T. Bardo, Ph.D.
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Timothy Butterfield, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
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Esther Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D. Professor, Director Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, Endowed University Professor in Health Sciences
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Greg A Gerhardt, Ph.D. RCTF Regular Faculty
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Dan Y. Han PsyD, CELM, FANA Chief, Division of Neuropsychology, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Jimmi Hatton-Kolpek, Pharm. D. Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Science
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Justin Karr, PhD
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Patrick H. Kitzman, Ph.D., PT.
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Susan M McDowell, M.D. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Chairperson, Clinical Faculty Amputee Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management; Spinal Cord Injury, General Rehabilitation, Movement Disorders
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Josh M. Morganti, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
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Bruce O'Hara, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Sciences
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Kwaku Obeng, MD Assistant Professor of Radiology, Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
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David K. Powell, Ph.D
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Mark A. Prendergast, Ph.D.
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Frederick A. Schmitt, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neurology
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Sara Shahid Salles D.O. Clinical Faculty Spasticity management, Movement Disorders, Cancer Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation
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Ann M. Stowe, PhD Associate Professor
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Ramon C Sun Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
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Sridhar Sunderam, PhD
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Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Neuroscience
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Wang-Xia Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Role of microRNA in neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury; microRNA biomarkers; Subcellular microRNA trafficking and function
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Guoqiang Yu Professor
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