Research Summary

Research Summary

My long term goal, both research and clinical, is to improve neurologic outcome and quality of life for both human and veterinary patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically, my focus is the identification of immunologic mechanisms that contribute to failure to recover after injury. Ultimately, my goal is to develop targeted therapies to modulate harmful inflammation after injury.  My specific interest is in the roles of heat shock protein 70 (hsp70) and other inflammatory mediators in the long term neurologic consequences of spinal cord injury.