The Tom and Bethea labs were awarded a multi-PI R01 to study how TNFa contributes to the development of autonomic dysreflexia after a spinal cord injury (with Kim Dougherty and Patrick Osei-Owusu as Co-Investigators). Thanks to the whole team for their hard work!
The Tom Lab (with Eugene Mironets as first author) publishes, "Soluble TNFa signaling within the spinal cord contributes to the development of autonomic dysreflexia and ensuing vascular and immune dysfunction after spinal cord injury" in The Journal of Neuroscience. Congratulations to Eugene and gang! This is Eugene's first first author (yes, you read that correctly), primary research publication ever, which calls for a double congratulations! The PDF is available on the Publications page.
The Tom Lab (with Di Wu as first author) publishes, "Combining constitutively active Rheb expression and chondroitinase promotes functional axonal regeneration after cervical spinal cord injury" in Molecular Therapy. Congrats to Di et al.!
Eugene Mironets won 3rd place for Drexel's Discovery Day 2017 Outstanding Senior Graduate Student Poster (there were over 380 posters in consideration). Congrats, Eugene!
Eugene Mironets was awarded another year of a highly competitive Dean's Fellowship for Excellence in Collaborative or Themed Research for his ongoing project between the Tom, Bethea, and Osei-Owusu Labs. Congratulations, again, Eugene!
Eileen Collyer joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Bienvenida!
Eugene Mironets successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis dissertation proposal and is officially a Ph.D. candidate. Congrats, Eugene!
Shaoping Hou's recent publication was highlighted in the Research News blog on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's website.
Shaoping Hou, Research Assistant Professor, was awarded an R01 from NIH/NINDS to further explore the role or dopamine in bladder function after a spinal cord injury. Congratulations, Shaoping!
The Tom Lab (with Shaoping Hou as first and co-corresponding author) publishes, "Dopamine is produced in the rat spinal cord and regulates micturition reflex after spinal cord injury" in Experimental Neurology. Congratulations to all involved! The PDF is available on the Publications page.
The Tom Lab (with Di Wu as first author) publishes, "Expressing constitutively active Rheb in adult dorsal root ganglion neurons enhances the integration of sensory axons that regenerate across a chondroitinase-treated dorsal root entry zone following dorsal root crush" in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. Congrats Di and company! The PDF is available on to the Publications page.
The Tom Lab received a Craig H. Neilsen Foundation award to study the role of TNFa in the development of autonomic dysreflexia in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Osei-Owusu and Dr. John Bethea. Thanks to everyone in the lab for their hard work!
The Tom Lab welcomes undergraduate students Ioanna Yiantsos (Temple) and Benjamin Murray (Emory) to work in the lab over the summer. It's Ben's second stint in the lab so I guess we're not so bad. Have fun!
The Tom Lab has a new member of the family. Welcome to the world, Yoyoung Lu! Congratulations, Di!
Eugene Mironets, second year graduate student, was awarded a Dean's Fellowship for Excellence in Collaborative or Themed Research for his project between the Tom, Bethea, and Osei-Owusu Labs. Congrats, Eugene (and James)!
The Tom Lab publishes, "Manipulating extrinsic and intrinsic obstacles to axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury" in Neural Regeneration Research. The PDF is available on our Publications page.
The Tom Lab publishes, "Cardiovascular dysfunction following spinal cord injury" in Neural Regeneration Research. Go to our Publications page for the PDF.
Shaoping Hou was awarded a grant from the Morton Cure Paralysis Fund for his project "Targeting spinal dopaminergic regulation to improve micturition recovery after spinal cord injury". Congrats, Shaoping!
Tatiana Saltos joins the lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome, Tatiana!
Eugene Mironets received 2nd place for Junior Graduate Student Poster Presentation at Drexel University College of Medicine's Discovery Day. Congratulations, Eugene!
Di Wu's recent publication in The Journal of Neuroscience was highlighted in the Research News blog on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's website.
The Tom Lab publishes "Expressing constitutively active Rheb in adult neurons after a complete spinal cord injury enhances axonal regeneration beyond a chondroitinase-treated glial scar" in The Journal of Neuroscience. Go to our Publications page for the PDF.
Benjamin Murray, a Drexel University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow from Emory University, joins the lab for the summer. Welcome, Ben!
Eugene Mironets, a first year Neuroscience graduate student, officially joins the lab. Welcome, Eugene!