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Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research 

The Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group (ISCBIRG) at Indiana University School of Medicine is an integrated component of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute. The group is comprised of a critical mass of key principal investigators who study molecular mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and develop novel repair strategies to promote neural reorganization and functional recovery in experimental models of these injuries. The long-term 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.

stark investigators

Jason W. Allen, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Bonnie L. Blazer-Yost, PhD

Professor of Biology, School of Science

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Jeff Dage, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Neurology

Lingxiao Deng, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Xiang Gao, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Neurological Surgery

Flora Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Xiaoming Jin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Naikui Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Neurological Surgery

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Jason Meyer, PhD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Makram Obeid, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Chandler L. Walker, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Dentistry

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Wei Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology