Assistant Professor of Neurology
Biomedical Research Tower
Division of Headache and Concussion
460 West N 12th Ave
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Immune-mediated axon regeneration
I have two fields of research focus, both lab-based. One is translational research focusing on developing immunotherapies to modulate the immune response after traumatic central nervous system injuries to promote axon regeneration and recovery. I have a laboratory in the Biomedical Research Tower dedicated to this work, have published journal papers and given invited presentations at national conferences on immune modulation after traumatic neuron injury.
In 2020, I published in Nature Immunology my research on a novel immune cell that stimulates axon regeneration after traumatic injury. This work was recognized by the scientific community with an accompanying editorial, and was featured in a number of neurological journals for its impact in the immunology field.
I also have expertise in treating concussion and its complications. In the clinic, I'm part of a research team that focuses on the pathophysiology of concussion and optimizing recovery for patients so that they can return to their lives prior to the injury. I have published multiple papers on concussion and given invited presentations at national conferences in the area of concussion pathophysiology and recovery.
I am funded by the NIH/NEI K08EY029362.
I regularly serve as a reviewer for peer-reviewed international journals, have led sessions on inflammation in the brain at research conferences, am a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association and have served as an ad hoc reviewer for the U.S. Department of Defense grant committee.
I joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Neurology in 2019.
Education and Training
- MD: Medical University of South Carolina
- PhD: Medical University of South Carolina
- Residency: Neurology, University of Michigan
- Fellowship: Traumatic Brain Injury and Sports Neurology, University of Michigan