Cellular Neurobiology (BIO 339/439), Fall Quarter
- Systems Neurobiology (BIO 340/440), Winter Quarter
- Topics in Neurobiology (BIO 341/441), Spring Quarter
- Biometry (BIO 305)
- Introduction to Pharmacology (BIO 375/475), Spring Quarter
- Introduction to Graduate Studies (BIO 495), Fall Quarter
- The Use of Animals in Science (ISP 101)
My lab at DePaul University is focused on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a rodent model. We have examined numerous approaches aimed at repairing the injured brain following TBI including: gene therapy, bone marrow stem cell transplants, endogenous neurogenesis, and physical rehabilitation. Our current emphasis is the examination of neural plasticity following TBI and how it can be enhanced by physical rehabilitation in an animal model. We utilize steretotaxic surgery, quantitative anatomical analysis, and sophisticated behavioral techniques in our studies. Our overall goal is to understand how the brain tries to repair itself, and how external therapies can help the brain do so.
Minnich, J.E., Mann, S.L., Stock, M., Stolzenbach, K.A., Mortell, B.M., Soderstrom, K.E., Bohn, M.C., & Kozlowski, D.A. (2010) Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) gene delivery protects cortical neurons from dying following a traumatic brain injury. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 28:293-309.
Ramaswamy, S., Goings, G.E., Soderstrom, K.E. Szele, F.G., & Kozlowski, D.A. (2005) Cellular proliferation and migration following a controlled cortical impact in the mouse. Brain Research 1053(1-2):38-53.
Kozlowski, D.A., Nahed, B., Hovda, D.A., & Lee, S.M. (2004) Paradoxical effects of cortical impact injury on environmentally-enriched rats. Journal of Neurotrauma 21(5):513-520.
Director of Health Sciences Program
- IACUC - Chair (2011-2012)
Professional Society Memberships
Society for Neuroscience
- National Neurotrauma Society
- Chicago Society for Neuroscience
- Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience