Members


Sean D. Connell Ph.D. Student
Blast-induced central nervous system trauma
Purdue Strategic Initiatives Fellowship, 2009-2010

 

 

 

Lingxing Zheng Ph.D. Student
Mechanisms and interventions of free radical-mediated cell death

 

 

 

 

Jonghyuck Park Ph.D. Student
Inhibition of secondary injury in animal models of spinal cord trauma

 

 

 

 

Glen Acosta Ph.D. Student
The role of oxidative stress in Parkinson's Disease

 

 

 

 

Ran Tian Ph.D. Student
Discovery in Acrolein Scavenging

 

 

 

 

Desiree White Ph.D. Student
Enhance drug delivery through nano technology.

 

 

 

 

Michael Walls Ph.D. Student
Quantification and Treatment of Blast Induced Neurotrauma

 

 

 

 

Melissa Tully Ph.D. Student
Neuroprotection in experimental allergic encephalitis

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Melissa A. Peasley: Ph.D, completed May 2003
"The mechanisms of secondary damage in ischemic spinal cord injury"

 

 

 

 

Jian Luo: Ph.D. completed Dec. 2003
"Free radical-mediated neuropathology and its management in mechanical spinal cord injury"
2004 Pfizer student research excellence award, 2004

 

 

 

Jennifer M. Jensen: Ph.D. completed Dec. 2005
"Enhanced axonal conduction following application of pyridine based compounds to the mechanically injured spinal cord"
Winner: Best poster, Purdue University Neuroscience Faculty Retreat, 2003
Winner: 1st place in Tacker student presentation competition, 2004
Nominee for Graduate School Excellence in Teaching award – Purdue University, 2005
Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching – Purdue University, 2006

Ashley Nehrt: M.S. completed Dec. 2005
"The role of calcium in axonal resealing in mammalian spinal cord"
Winner: 1st place in poster competition in Purdue Neuroscience retreat. 2004.

 

 

 

Haiping Chen M.S. completed Aug. 2006
"Free radical-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction and its rescuer"

 

 

 

 

Ashley Nehrt: M.S. completed Dec. 2005
"The role of calcium in axonal resealing in mammalian spinal cord"
Winner: 1st place in poster competition in Purdue Neuroscience retreat. 2004.

 

 

 

Jianming Li Ph.D. completed April 2009
"Three-Dimensional Construct for Nerve Regeneration"
National Science Foundation IGERT fellow: 2003-2005
Purdue Strategic Initiatives Fellowship, 2005-2006
GK-12 National Science Foundation educational Fellowship 2007-2008
V. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Biomedical Engineering (2007)
Purdue Graduate Student Teaching Award (2007)
Henry Ford II Scholar for best engineering student: 2007-2008
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2008)
1st place in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (engineering) 2008
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2008

Hui Ouyang Ph.D. completed Aug. 2010
"Biomechanics of spinal cord injury"
Honorable mention in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (Engineering) 2008
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2009

 

 

 

Wenjing Sun Ph.D. completed Dec. 2010
"Restoration of axonal conduction following mechanical trauma"
1st place in Tacker student presentation competition, 2008
Pfizer student research excellence award 2010
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2010-2011

 

 

Todd Rickett Ph.D. completed May 2011
Enhance axonal growth through multiple stimuli
1st place in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (engineering) 2009
NIH CTSI Student Fellowship: 2008-2010
Bisland dissertation fellowship: 2010-2011

 

 

Gary Leung Ph.D Completed July 2012
The role of oxidative stress in experimental allergic encephalitis
NIH CTSI Student Fellowship: 2010-2012
Honorable mention in Annual Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Award (Life Sciences) 2011
1st place in Annual Phi Zeta Graduate Student Research Poster Award 2011