In vivo injury studies include both peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) animal models, immunodeficient animals, and an animal model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  In vitro studies include stem cell-derived motoneurons, and olfactory ensheathing cells as transplant material in SCI.

We are currently studying the combination of gonadal steroids and electrical stimulation in accelerating functional recovery after several different types of facial nerve damage, recurrent laryngeal crush injury, and sciatic nerve damage.

Past Affiliations

Professor, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine (past)

Professor, Integrative Cell Biology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago (past)

Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago (past)

Neuroscience Research Institute

Neuroscience, Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy, Cell Biology, Cell Biology
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Neuroscience, 1983
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Therapy, 1975
cell & developmental biology