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Visiting Colloquium Presenters- 2009


Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.January 15th 2009

Lorne Mendell, Ph.D.

Professor of Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
SUNY Stony Brook 

Enhancing Circuit Performance in the Injured Spinal Cord

After spinal cord injury, a considerable amount of residual functioning tissue often remains. This has prompted efforts to improve function of these surviving elements of the spinal cord. I will discuss different approaches we have adopted to enhance the capacity of the surviving spinal cord. These include the use of neurotrophins as well as activity based neuroplasticity.