Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

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

Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD

Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Eri Hashino, PhD

Eri Hashino, PhD

Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology
Xiaoming Jin, MS,  PhD

Xiaoming Jin, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Fletcher A. White, MS,  PhD

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia
Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD

Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD

Mari Hulman George Professor of Neuroscience Research
Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology