Core Faculty

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Warren J Alilain, Ph.D. Associate Professor
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Adam Bachstetter, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
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James W Geddes, PhD Vice Dean for Research, College of Medicine, Professor, Dept. Neuroscience, Faculty, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
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John Carib Gensel, Ph.D. Regular Faculty, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center Core Faculty 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.

Research Faculty

Picture Name Position Research Interests
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Lei Chen, Ph.D. 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. Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy
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Greg A Gerhardt, Ph.D. RCTF Regular Faculty
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Dan Han PsyD Chief, UK Neuropsychology Service, Clinical Section, Associate 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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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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Brandon Andrew Miller, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Josh M. Morganti, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
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Kimberly Nixon, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Bruce O'Hara, Ph.D. Professor of Biological Sciences
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David K. Powell, Ph.D
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Mark A. Prendergast, Ph.D.
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Lumy Sawaki Adams M.D., PH.D Regular Faculty
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Frederick A Schmitt Regular Faculty
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Sara Shahid Salles D.O. Clinical Faculty Spasticity management, Movement Disorders, Cancer Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation
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Bret N. Smith, Ph.D. Chair and Professor, Dept of Neuroscience, Professor of Physiology, Director, Epilepsy Research Center (EpiC) Neuronal Interactions in the Mammalian Brain.
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Ann M Stowe Associate Professor
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Sridhar Sunderam, Ph.D
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Linda J. Van Eldik Director College of Medicine
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Wang-Xia Wang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Role of microRNA in neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury; Subcellular microRNA trafficking and function