Seminar Series

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
February 23, 2024 11:45 AM
EER 3.646

"Neural progenitor cell transplantation for spinal cord injury: where are we headed?"

Regenerative cell transplantation approaches are highly promising potential therapeutics for spinal cord injury. Transplantation of neural stem and progenitor cells has advanced to clinical trials for SCI. However, there are major unanswered questions about the therapeutic mechanisms and biological features of these cells that must be addressed in order to reach robust and reproducible clinical improvements. I will discuss major findings from my lab regarding how biological sex, cellular composition, and other factors influence the interactions between host and grafted cells after SCI.

March 21, 2024 4:00 PM
EER Mulva Auditorium

CARE Research Day Keynote Speaker

Dr. Theresa Hayes Cruz, Director of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) will be our keynote speaker for CARE Research Day 2024.

Previous Sessions

Director of Healthspan, Resilience & Performance Research and Senior Research Scientist
Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)

March 3rd, 2023

Convergence of Biological Circuits and Machine-Learning Toward Precision Rehabilitation

Scientific Chair, Legs + Walking Lab; Professor, PM&R, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab; Northwestern University

February 10th, 2023

A wearables transition in rehabilitation and assistance in neurological conditions

Associate Research Scientist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Assistant Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering; Director, Direct Brain Interface Laboratory
University of Michigan

April 29th, 2022

EEG-based brain-computer interface applications

Associate Professor, Anatomy; Endowed Chair, Biomedical Science; Associate Director, Bakar Aging Research Institute (BARI)
University of California, San Francisco

April 22, 2022

Systemic Mechanisms of Brain Rejuvenation

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Iowa

March 25, 2022

Getting fit to counteract cognitive aging: evidence and future directions.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University

February 11, 2022

Constructing a Human Digital Twin

Professor of Materials Science, Biomedical, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry and Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University

October 22, 2021

Recent Progress in Soft, Wireless Wearables for Health Monitoring and Rehabilitation

Associate Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

September 24, 2021

Intracortical brain-computer interfaces to restore arm and hand function

Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research - Shepherd Center Professor - Emory University School of Medicine Professor - Georgia Institute of Technology

April 9th, 2021

Reactivate, Rewire, Restore Priming the nervous system to optimize function after spinal cord injury

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

March 2021

Our Child’s TBI: A Rehabilitation Engineer’s Personal Experience, Technological Approach, and Lessons Learned.


TBA 2021

Exercise after spinal cord injury: more than just a strategy for rehabilitation.

Assistant Professor
Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College

January 2021

Neuromodulation of spinal networks to recover motor function: Underlying mechanisms and clinical translations.

Professor and Department Chair
University of Texas at Austin

February 2020

Following Nature’s Lead – Designing Biomaterials for Spinal Cord injury

Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh

January 2020

Rehabilitation’s Renaissance: Ushering a new era of regenerative medicine technologies

UT Health Houston

November 2019

Clinical trials in stroke

University of Ottawa

October 2019

Optimizing Stroke Rehabilitation: When, How Much, Who and What?

Associate Professor
University of Montreal

September 2019

Unique pieces of a complex puzzle: premotor areas for cortical control and recovery of hand movements after stroke.

Johns Hopkins University

April 2019

Some Thoughts on the Sensorimotor System in Health

University of Texas at Austin; Dell Medical School

February 2019

Spinal cord injury and therapeutic targets: Defining a clinically informed pathway toward discovery.

Assistant Professor
University of Houston

January 2019

Toward development of novel therapeutic strategies based on motor coordination after stroke

Northeastern University

December 2018

From simple movements to complex skills: a task-dynamic approach to motor control and learning

University of Texas at Austin

November 2018

Brain reorganization after stroke: Learning to drive it in optimal directions

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin

October 2018

Investigating speech encoding in the human brain using electrocorticography

Notre Dame

October 2018

Underactuated Biped Robot Walking – Improving Efficiency and Robustness