Donna J Osterhout, PhD

Donna J Osterhout, PhD
Appointed 10/25/00
4220 Institute For Human Performance
505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-9378

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Research Pillars

Research Interests

  • Biology of oligodendroglia and myelin formation during development, remyelination and repair in spinal cord injury and MS\"

Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/osterhod

Faculty Honors

Dr. Dennis Stelzner has been elected a Fellow in the American Association of Anatomists. He was presented with a citation and plaque at the annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists during the FASEB meeting on April 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.

The citation reads:
Spinal cord injury (SCI) has been studied during his entire career using neuroanatomical and ultrastructural methods. He showed that the ability of nerve tracts to regenerate or grow around partial SCI during development is dependent on their maturation at the time of injury.

Differences were also found in the ability of frog optic and tectal efferent axons to regenerate through the same diencephalic injury. The intrinsic cellular response needed for CNS axons to regenerate is the focus of his present work on propriospinal neurons using "molecular neuroanatomy" to determine factors underlying a maximal regenerative response after spinal cord injury.