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Dorothy Kozlowski

  • Director of Neuroscience Program, Vincent de Paul Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Sciences
  • ​​PhD      
  • Neuroscience; Biological Sciences
  • (773) 325-2191
  • ​McGowan North, Room 124       
Classes Taught
  • Neuroscience Research Methods (NEU 301)
  • Neuroscience Capstone (NEU 390)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (BIO 342) 
  • Behavioral Neuroscience (BIO 340/440)
  • Topics in Neurobiology (BIO 341/441)
  • Biostatistics (BIO 206)
  • Introduction to Pharmacology (BIO 375/475) 
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies (BIO 495) 
  • The Use of Animals in Science (ISP 101)
Research Interests
Kozlowski's lab at DePaul University is focused on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a rodent model. They 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. Their current emphasis is on using a model of repeat concussions to understand how they are linked to neurodegenerative disease as well as whether APOE4 is a genetic risk factor for brain trauma related neurodegenerative disease. They utilize steretotaxic surgery, quantitative anatomical analysis, and sophisticated behavioral techniques in our studies. Their overall goal is to understand how the brain tries to repair itself, and how external therapies can help the brain do so.
Select Publications
Lifshitz, J. Crabtree-Nelson, S., & Kozlowski, D.A. (2019) Traumatic brain injury in victims of domestic violence.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 28(6):655-659.

Jamnia, N. Urban, J.H., Stutzmann, G.E, Chiren, S.G., Reisenbigler, E. Peterson, D.A. Marr, & Kozlowski, D.A. (2017) A clinically relevant closed-head model of single and repeat concussive injury in the adult rat using a controlled cortical impact device  J. Neurotrauma 34(7):1351-1363.

Adkins, D.A., Ferguson, L., Lance, S., McDonough, K., Pevtsov, A., Jones, T.A. & Kozlowski, D.A.  (2015) Combining motor rehabilitation tasks enhances behavioral recovery following experimental traumatic brain injury in rats. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  29(10): 989-1000.

Kozlowski, D.A., Leasure, J.L., Schallert, T. (2013) The Control of Movement Following Traumatic Brain Injury.  Comprehensive Physiology. 3(1) 121-139. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c110005

Kozlowski, D.A. & Jones, T.A. (2012)  Plasticity and Recovery of the Injured Brain. In. (Morganti-Kossman, C., Raghupathi, R., & Maas, A. Editors) “Traumatic brain and   spinal  cord injury: Challenges and developments in research: Translating Research into Clinical Practice”.  Cambridge University Press.

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