Research Groups

Central Nervous System Injury
and Repair

Traumatic damage to the brain and spinal cord constitutes some of the most devastating CNS disorders. Resident in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology is a nationally-recognized team of investigators focused on the study, treatment and repair of CNS damage. The group uses contemporary cellular, molecular and electrophysiological approaches to study initiating pathogenesis, therapeutic targeting to attenuate damage, and delayed interventions to expedite the recovery and repair. The faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology have extensive collaborative ties with basic and clinical scientists in other academic units who are involved in similar lines of research.

Ray Colello

Ray Colello, Ph.D.
Neural stem cells and regeneration in brain trauma.

Andrew Ottens

Andrew Ottens, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms involved in acute and chronic brain injury.

Linda Phillips

Linda Phillips, Ph.D.
Neuroexcitation and neuronal deafferentation following traumatic brain injury and recovery involving synaptic plasticity.

John Povlishock

John Povlishock, Ph.D.
Traumatic brain injury-induced vascular and axonal changes.

Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves, Ph.D.
Electrophysiology of brain injury and recovery of function.

Patricia Trimmer

Patricia A. Trimmer, Ph.D.

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center
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