Neurological Disorders Core

Major strengths include respiratory function in neuromuscular disorders (Spinal Cord Injury, Pompe Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and ALS), neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease), and other clinical disorders (cancer cachexia, heart failure, sleep apnea).

Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentCoresSpecialties
BorcheltDavid Borchelt, PhDProfessor; DirectorDepartment of Neuroscience; Santa Fe Health Alzheimer's Disease Research CenterNeurological Disorders CorePrior transmission of ALS
BoseProdip Bose, MD, PhDAssociate Professor & Interim DirectorDepartment of Neurology; Brain Rehabilitation Research CenterNeurological Disorders Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreSpasticity after TBI/SCI
BuslKatharina Busl, MD, MSProfessor, Division Chief of Neurocritical Care, & Associate Chair for Clinical OperationsDepartment of NeurologyNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreCare innovations and quality of neurocritical care; treatment of headache in the NeuroICU, neuroprognostication and medical complications of neurocritical disease
DaleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotechnology CoreSpinal stimulation induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
Emily FoxEmily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCSAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy ; Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration &Brooks Neuromuscular ResearchBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CorePhrenic/diaphragm pacing as rehabilitative tool; therapeutic intermittent hypoxia and spinal injury
DFDavid Fuller, PhDProfessor; Associate DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE CenterBasic Breathing Research Core, Airway Defense Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Neurotechnology Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreSpinal stimulation and recovery of breathing activity with opiate-induced respiratory depression and spinal injury; Regulation of airway muscles; hyperbaric oxygenation, intermittent hypoxia and respiratory plasticity, Pompe disease
Elisa Gonzalez-RothiElisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhDResearch Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreRespiratory plasticity induced by neurostimulation and intermittent hypoxia; spinal cord injury; sleep apnea & pathogenic intermittent hypoxia after SCI
KaufmannChristopher Kaufmann, PhD, MHSAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Outcomes and Biomedical InformaticsBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders CoreSleep disorders and neurodegeneration
Jada LewisJada Lewis, PhDProfessor; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Neuroscience; McKnight Brain InstituteNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CorePathogenic and therapeutic IH in neurodegenerative disease
CMCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRAssociate Professor; Director of ResearchDepartment of Neurology; NCCNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen CoreCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery; neurocritical care, TBI
Gordon MitchellGordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor; Director; Deputy DirectorDepartment of Physical Therapy; BREATHE Center; McKnight Brain InstituteBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
Maria NikodemovaMaria Nikodemova, MS, PhDResearch Associate ScientistDepartment of Physical TherapyBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Neurotherapeutic Oxygen Core, Spinal Cord Injury Coremicroglial plasticity in healthy CNS and during neurodegeneration; APOE4 phenotype, sleep apnea; the role of microglia and neuroinflammation in regulating respiratory motor plasticity during hypoxia and after spinal cord injury
RanumLaura Ranum, PhDProfessor; DirectorDepartment of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Center for NeurogeneticsNeurological Disorders CoreGenetics of neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease: myotonic dystrophy and ALS
SchmidtChristine Schmidt, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeurological Disorders Core, Neurotechnology Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreNeuroregeneration after peripheral or spinal cord injury
Yasin SevenYasin B. Seven, MS, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiological SciencesBasic Breathing Research Core, Neurotechnology Core, Neurological Disorders Core, Spinal Cord Injury CoreNeuroprotection in spinal cord injury and neurodegenerative diseases, nanoparticle-based targeted drug delivery
Ramon SunRamon Sun, PhDAssociate Professor; DirectorDepartment of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Center for Spatial Biomolecule ResearchNeurological Disorders CoreCellular metabolism, signaling, and physiology; disease etiology of neurological disorders
WymerJames Wymer, MD, FAANProfessor & Division ChiefDepartment of NeurologyNeurological Disorders CoreDiagnosis and management of neuromuscular diseases, including ALS, muscle diseases and peripheral neuropathies