Tom Lab

Studying how to promote functional recovery after spinal cord injury

December 2016

Shaoping Hou's recent publication was highlighted in the Research News blog on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's website.

https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/research-news/spinal-cord-dopamine-linked-to-bladder-function

 

December 2016

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!

 

November 2016

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.

 

July 2016

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. 

 

July 2016

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!

 

May 2016

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!

 

May 2016

The Tom Lab has a new member of the family.  Welcome to the world, Yoyoung Lu!  Congratulations, Di!

 

May 2016

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)! 

 

March 2016

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.

 

March 2016

The Tom Lab publishes, "Cardiovascular dysfunction following spinal cord injury" in Neural Regeneration Research. Go to our Publications page for the PDF.

 

January 2016

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!

 

October 2015

Tatiana Saltos joins the lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome, Tatiana!

 

October 2015

Eugene Mironets received 2nd place for Junior Graduate Student Poster Presentation at Drexel University College of Medicine's Discovery Day. Congratulations, Eugene!


August 2015

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.

http://www.spinalcordinjury-paralysis.org/blogs/18/2572  


August 2015

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.


June 2015

Benjamin Murray, a Drexel University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow from Emory University, joins the lab for the summer. Welcome, Ben!


May 2015

Eugene Mironets, a first year Neuroscience graduate student, officially joins the lab. Welcome, Eugene!