Faculty

    Directors

    Scott R. Whittemore, Ph.D.

    Scott R. Whittemore, Ph.D.

    Professor and Vice Chairman for Research,
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Henry D. and Marianna Garretson Endowed Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research
    Scientific Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
    Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology
    Phone: 502-852-8060
    E-mail

    Maxwell Boakye, M.D.

    Maxwell Boakye, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Ole A., Mabel Wise & Wilma Wise Nelson Endowed Research Chair
    Clinical Research Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
    Laboratory of Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury Research
    Neurosurgical Outcomes and Translational Research (NOTR) Laboratory

     

    Susan Harkema

    Susan Harkema, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Owsley B. Frazier Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation Research Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
    Laboratory of Neural Plasticity
    Phone: 502-582-7443
    E-mail


    Claudia Angeli

    Claudia Angeli, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Senior Researcher, Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute
    Phone: 502-582-7443
    E-mail

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    Andrea Behrman, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Pediatric Rehabilitation and Recovery Laboratory
    Phone: 502-582-7400
    E-mail

    Michal Hetman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Michal Hetman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and
    Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Endowed Professor of Molecular Signaling
    Laboratory of Neural Signaling
    Phone: 502-852-3619 
    E-mail

    Dena Howland, Ph.D.

    Dena Howland, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Rebecca F. Hammond Endowed Chair
    Laboratory of Neural Repair, Plasticity and Functional Recovery
    Phone: 502-407-3272; Fax: 502-582-7488
    E-mail

    Charles Hubscher, Ph.D.

    Professor, Departments of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, Neurological Surgery
    Laboratory of Translational Neuroscience
    Phone: 502-852-3058; Fax: 502-852-6228
    E-mail

    Robert F. James IV, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery,
    Chief, Vascular Neurosurgery

     

    Enrico Recj, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery 
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    Darryl L. Kaelin, M.D.

    Darryl L. Kaelin, M.D.

    Chief, Associate Professor and Residency Director, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Medical Director, Frazier Rehabilitation and Neuroscience Institute

    David S. K. Magnuson, Ph.D.

    David S. K. Magnuson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery,
    Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology,
    and Biomedical Engineering
    Friends for Michael Endowed
    Laboratory of Locomotor systems & Rehabilitation
    502-852-6551; Fax: 502-852-5148
    E-mail

    Sujata Saraswat Ohri

    Sujata Saraswat Ohri, Ph.D.

    Instructor, Department of Neurological Surgery 
    Phone: 502-852-6611
    E-mail

     

    Alexander Ovechkin, M.D., Ph.D.

    Alexander Ovechkin, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Laboratory of Clinical Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Neurophysiology
    Phone: 502-581-8675
    E-mail

    Jeffrey Petruska

    Jeffrey C. Petruska, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Departments of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology and Neurological Surgery
    Laboratory of Neural Physiology & Plasticity
    Phone: 502-852-8060
    E-mail

    Teresa Pitts, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
    Laboratory of Airway Protection
    Phone: 502-852-8060
    E-mail

    David Stirling

    David Stirling, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology
    Director, James R. Petersdorf Endowed Laboratory
    Phone: (502) 852-8060
    E-mail

     

     

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    Sonja K. Bareiss, PT, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
    Department of Physical Therapy
    School of Movement and Rehavilitation Sciences
    Bellarmine University
    Gratis - Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

     

    Affiliated Faculty


    Gina Bertocci, Ph.D.
    Professor, Endowed Chair of Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheelchair Transportation Safety

    Martha Bickford, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Visual Neuroscience Laboratory

    Nolan L. Boyd, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Division, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

    Nigel Cooper, Ph.D.
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

    Evelyne Gozal, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Research Institute

    William Guido, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

    Bradley B. Keller, M.D.

    Kosair Charities Chair & Director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute's Kosair Charieties Pediatric Heart Research Center
    Division Chief, Pediatric Heart Research
    Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

    Robin Krimm, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Laboratory of Sensory Neural Development

    Amanda Jo LeBlanc, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute

    David Lominadze, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Physiology

    Robert F. Lundy, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Laboratory of Neurophysiology

    Daniela Terson de Paleville, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Sports Sciences

    Matthew Qiu, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology
    Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology

    Peter Quesada, Ph.D.
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Speed Scientific School

    Michael Voor, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics
    The Orthopedic Bioengineering Laboratory

    Steve Koenig, Ph.D.
    Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Surgery