Welcome to the Huang Research Lab
Innovative Therapies for Neurotrauma
We are interested in developing new approaches to treat traumatic injuries to the nervous system. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. In the United States alone, nearly 1.7 million individuals are treated in the hospital setting for TBIs. These patients come from all walks of life, but of special interest to our lab are TBIs sustained in sports and military service. In sports, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) due to repetitive brain trauma has emerged as a serious concern for contact-sport athletes; and service members exposed to blasts during deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have presented with similar neuropathologies. Our lab has been working to fine-tune injury models that best replicate the head injuries of these athletes and service members, while aiming to discover the pathological mechanisms of injury. Our progress in identifying and eliminating injury pathways is driven by our pursuit of therapies for TBI, and each of our findings brings us one step closer to translating basic science research into effective treatments.
Please explore our website and learn about our TBI work and other projects.
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Algattas H; Huang JH. "Neurotrauma and Repair Research: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its Treatments". Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology. 2013; 5: 51-56.
Gao W; Xu H; Liang M; Huang JH; He X. "Association between reduced expression of hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors and cognitive dysfunction in a rat model of traumatic brain injury due to lateral head acceleration." Neuroscience letters. 2013; 533():50-4. Epub 2012 Nov 28.