SEMINAR: Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation for the Restoration of Function in Spinal Cord Injury
Bioengineering Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Claudia Angeli
Activity-based interventions have successfully been used clinically in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Although, activity-based interventions provide a mechanism for recovery of function in incomplete spinal cord injuries, a challenge remains to promote similar recovery of function in the most severe injuries. Epidural Stimulation of the lumbrosacral spinal cord has been studied in combination with activity-based interventions to explore the functional recovery capacity in severe spinal cord injury. This seminar will provide insights to the intrinsic capabilities of the lumbrosacral spinal cord, and how epidural stimulation combined with activity-based interventions enables functional recovery in individuals with severe spinal cord injury.
Dr. Claudia Angeli Assistant Professor at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at University of Louisville and Senior Research of the Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. She joined the staff at Frazier Rehab in 2001 and started her work in spinal cord injury research in 2006 collaborating with multiple departments at the University of Louisville, Her research interests include locomotion, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, motor control and injury prevention.