News & Announcements
BNL: "It's a Wrap" - D. Michele Basso, Ed.D, PT: April 1 @ 9:30AM
Myelin plasticity and rehabilitation in chronic spinal cord injury: Relying on translational research and close collaborations with Dr. McTigue and her lab, we examine whether activity-dependent rehabilitation in both mice and humans regulates white matter changes in chronic spinal cord injury. Our intervention is novel and focuses on eccentric motor control to drive complex skill learning and integration of supraspinal and afferent systems. We measure myelin plasticity using reporter genes in mice and MRI techniques in humans.Learn More
Over the past 25 years, more than 1,400 patients from across Ohio have participated in a project that’s helped improve care for people with traumatic brain injuries. With additional funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Ohio Regional TBI Model System and others seek to establish which inpatient rehabilitation interventions are most successful at improving outcomes.
Join us on October 28th in Meiling 234 for a joint presentation by Drs. Jie Gao (Neuroscience) and Junmei Wang (University of Pittsburgh)! This presentation will demonstrate a joint computational/cell-based protocol for screening inhibitors of Tau oligomerization and validate this hybrid protocol on the known inhibitors of Tau oligomerization.
Dr. Popovich, lead a recent study together with additional researchers, including CBI members Jon Godbout and Dana McTigue. The study, 'Microglia coordinate cellular interactions during spinal cord repair in mice' was a first-ever study where the researchers demonstrated microglia promote repair after spinal cord injury in mice via specific genes, pathways and cellular interactions. Read the study in Nature Communications below!
This is one of the highest academic honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the College of Engineering and the university. National and international recognition of the highest level of intellectual leadership, excellence, and performance are expected in the appointment of a Professorship Holder in areas including research and scholarship, teaching/education, and professional service. Congratulations, Asimina!
Dr. Dana McTigue, College of Medicine, was awarded an Accelerator Award from the PRE Program for the "Discovery of Novel Therapeutic Targets to Improve Health Span after Spinal Cord Injury." Previous work shows the liver’s response to spinal cord injury (SCI) impairs recovery in rodents. In this project, the researchers will use multi-omics approaches to determine pathological gene and lipid changes that are feasible candidates for impairing recovery, with the goal of discovering testable therapeutic targets. Co-investigators: Richard Bruno and Rachel Kopec, College of Education and Human Ecology; Jie Gao, College of Medicine