Projects


RO1 IN PROGRESS

Motor Cortex Electrical Stimulation to Augment Spontaneous Recovery after Chronic Subcortical Stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of motor disability in the United States. Subcortical motor system strokes, such as those that affect the internal capsule and brainstem, are distinct from cortical strokes in that they leave motor cortex and spinal cord intact but destroy axonal connections between them.

R21 IN PROGRESS

Advanced Materials for Safe and Effective Stimulation of the Rat Cervical Spinal Cord

Spinal cord epidural stimulation is mostly used to control chronic pain, but can also be used to control spinal spasticity or to augment standing and stepping capabilities.