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Spinal Cord and Brain Injury 

Preclinical investigators at Stark Neurosciences Research Center, led by Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD, study the molecular mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to develop novel repair strategies to promote neural reorganization and functional recovery in experimental models of these injuries. The principal goal of these studies is to translate promising treatments from animal models to humans.

Additionally, several faculty conduct behavioral, pharmacological, and neuroimaging research in human pediatric, adolescent and adult TBI. Human research contexts include, but are not restricted to, sports- and combat-related injuries.

Faculty Investigators

Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD

Mari Hulman George Professor of Neuroscience Research

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Xiaoming Jin, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jason Meyer, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Paula Monje, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Neurological Surgery

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Additional faculty

Xiang Gao, PhD, assistant research professor, department of neurological surgery, IU School of Medicine

Naikui Liu, PhD, assistant research professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, IU School of Medicine