Andrea S Viczian, PhD
- Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
- Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
- Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
Research Programs and Affiliations
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biomedical Sciences Program
- Neuroscience Program
- Neuroscience and Physiology
- Research Pillars
Education & Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 2002, Developmental Biology
- Postdoctoral Fellow: Marshall-Sherfield Fellow, University of Cambridge, 1999, Developmental Biology
- PhD: University of California at Los Angeles, 1998, Neuroscience
- Mammalian retinal stem cells formation; molecular mechanism of retinal cell fate decisions; using cell replacement therapy to heal the blinded eye.
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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.