Organizers: Andria Ford, Jeff Gidday, and Jin-Moo Lee Read More


The Neurovascular Injury and Repair group provides a forum to discuss novel concepts and mechanisms in disorders of the neurovascular unit. Emphasis is placed on the causes of neurovascular injury, and repair/response mechanisms in diseases of the central or peripheral nervous system. The group brings together basic and physician scientists to fill knowledge gaps, develop novel research ideas, provide constructive feedback, and foster novel collaborations. Speakers on topics of basic science are encouraged to provide conceptual and practical links to how their work may translate from the bench to the bedside; presentations on clinical content can review background on fundamental preclinical work that supports clinical hypotheses and identify untested research questions/hypotheses derived from clinical observations.

Organizers/Contact Information

For additional information about the Neurovascular Injury & Repair Group, please contact the organizers Andria Ford or Jeff Gidday or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2013/2014 Schedule, Neurovascular Injury & Repair Group

3rd Wednesday of the month
4p – 5p
BJC Institute of Health 9AB

  • September 18: Maurizio Corbetta (WUSTL Neurology), “Effect of focal brain injuries on behavior and the brain’s functional organization”
  • October 16: Andria Ford (WUSTL Neurology), “Using Multimodal MRI to Determine the Onset Time of Ischemic Stroke”
  • November 20: Brian Daniels (Klein Lab,WUSTL Internal Medicine), “Pathogen recognition regulates blood brain barrier function during West Nile virus encephalitis”
  • December 18: Terrance Kummer (WUSTL Neurology), Axonal injury in human and experimental models of intracerebral hemorrhage”
  • January 15: Dinesh Thotala (WUSTL Radiation Oncology), The Egr1 transcription factor contributes to radiation-induced apoptosis in the mouse hippocampus and intestinal crypts”
  • February 19: Carlos Cruchaga (WUSTL Psychiatry), Laura Heitsch (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
  • March 19: Andrew Kraft (Lee Lab, WUSTL Neurology), “A molecular basis for experience-dependent functional connectivity (in mice)”
  • April 16: Catherine Lang (WUSTL Physical Therapy), “The endless search for better outcomes for people with stroke”
  • May 21:  Andrew Kraft (WUSTL Neurology)

All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

For schedules of previous seasons, click the links below.



Neurovascular Injury & Repair Faculty

Faculty organizers: Andria Ford, Jeff Gidday, and Jin-Moo Lee

Affiliated faculty

Dana Abendschein (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Carolyn Baum (WUSTL Occupational Therapy)
Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez (WUSTL Neurology)
David Carpenter (WUSTL Neurology)
Alexandre Carter (WUSTL Neurology)
Lisa Connor (WUSTL Occupational Therapy)
Maurizio Corbetta (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Crowder (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Joseph Culver (WUSTL Radiology)
Ralph Dacey (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Colin Derdeyn (WUSTL Radiology)
Michael Diringer (WUSTL Neurology)
Andria Lee Ford (WUSTL Neurology)
Brian Gage (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Jeff Gidday (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Laura Heitsch (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Salah Keyrouz (WUSTL Neurology)
Robyn Klein (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Terrance Kummer (WUSTL Neurology)
Catherine Lang (WUSTL Physical Therapy)
Jin-Moo Lee (WUSTL Neurology)
John Lee (WUSTL Radiology)
Peter Panagos (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Steve Petersen (WUSTL Neurology)
Jose Pineda (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Joshua Shimony (WUSTL Radiology)
Michael Shoykhet (WUSTL Pediatrics)
David Tan (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Renee Van Stavern (WUSTL Neurology)
Lihong Wang (WUSTL Biomedical Engineering)
Timothy Wolf (WUSTL Occupational Therapy)
Kelvin Yamada (WUSTL Neurology)
Allyson Zazulia (WUSTL Neurology)
Greg Zipfel (WUSTL Neurosurgery)

“Cerebral Preconditioning: Prime Time for Ischemic Stroke?”