Diseases and Disorders We Study

Spinal Cord and Nerve Injury

The following NMHI members and colleagues study spinal cord and nerve injury. To email an NMHI member, select the researcher's name.


Department Or Division

Research Interests

Dave Bennett

Rehabilitation Medicine

Neuronal plasticity and regeneration after spinal cord injury

K. Ming Chan

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Decline in the human neuromuscular system in aging and disese and their response to therapeutic interventions

David Collins

Physical Education and Recreation

Neural Control of Human Movement

Bruce Dick

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Cognitive deficits in individuals with chronic pain, pain in children, imaging the effects of chronic pain using event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Karim Fouad

Rehabilitation Medicine

Promoting axonal regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Monica Gorassini

Biomedical Engineering

Role of neuronal growth and general plasticity in the recovery of motor function after spinal cord injury

Simon Gosgnach


Development of spinal locomotor circuits

Shaun Gray

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation strategies and outcomes in acquired brain injury as well as the mechanisms of long-term recovery from acquired brain injury 

Jacqueline Hebert

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control - BLINC

Kelvin Jones

Physical Education & Recreation

Clinical & Theoretical Neuroscience Laboratory

Bradley Kerr

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Cellular mechanisms of chronic pain

John Misiaszek

Occupational Therapy

Neural control of walking and dynamic equilibrium

Vivian Mushahwar

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Engineering for Restoring Motor Function

Jonathan Norton


Critical Care and Rehabilitation Neurophysiology

Arthur Prochazka


Sensory control of movement

Ted Putman

Physical Education & Recreation

Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

Peter Smith


Electrophysiology of neuropathic pain

Richard Stein


Control of movements in normal and pathological conditions

Albert Vette

Mechanical Engineering

Neuromechanics of human balance and movement: Fundamentals and rehabilitation

Christine Webber


Nerve Regeneration and Axon Guidance

Jaynie Yang

Physical Therapy

Neural control of walking in humans

Doug Zochodne
Neurology Peripheral neurobiology-biology and disease of the peripheral nervous system