My broad research interests are in axon regeneration- a.k.a How can we make injured axons re-grow? My specific interests are in identifying novel molecular regulatory codes that can be manipulated to improve axon regeneration after injury. Recently, I've been exploring Bioinformatics based approaches and have developed computational frameworks that allow discovery of novel TF factor combinations and epigenetic mechanisms relevant for axon growth.
PhD in Neuroscience, 2014
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bachelors in Biotechnology, 2009
Thanks to my funding sources!
NIH R21 - R21NS106309 – Co-I
09/2018 - 09/2020
Regulation of CNS Regeneration by Chromatin Accessibility and Pioneer Factors
08/2018 - 08/2020
In silico approaches to identify optimal combinations of pro-regenerative TFs/Pioneer TFs required for axon growth
$150,000 in computational resources
Craig H Nielsen post-doctoral fellowship - PI 09/2016 - 09/2018 Epigenetic manipulation of axon growth in mammalian CNS neurons $150,000
NSF-XSEDE - PI 08/2016 - 08/2018 In silico frameworks to identify novel transcription factor combinations that synergize to drive growth in CNS neurons
$15,000 in computational resources