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Department: Neuroscience & Physiology
Advisor: Calancie, PhD
My broad research interest is regeneration of the injured nervous system. I am currently working with Dr. Blair Calancie on a rat model of cauda equina injury, in which we repair transected ventral roots with Schwann cells and electrical stimulation.
Mackenzie SJ, Smirnov I, Calancie B. Cauda equina repair in the rat: Part 2. Time-course of ventral root conduction failure. J Neurotrauma. 2011 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Sam is the recipient of an NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The title of his project is "Schwann cell repair of cauda equina ventral roots."