Dr. Raymond J. Grill
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
The focus of my research is towards the generation of a multi-level approach in the treatment of the acute and chronic phases of spinal cord injury. This involves minimizing functional loss in the acute phase of injury by decreasing inflammation and repairing the devastated vascular network. In the chronic phase, attention is focused on stimulating axonal regeneration through the application of target-derived growth factors and the manipulation of the spinal extracellular matrix to provide a supportive growth terrain.
A student's tutorial experience in my lab could consist of several options, including training in small animal surgical techniques, blood-spinal cord barrier integrity studies, cellular transplantation utilizing a variety of cellular candidates, in vivo axonal growth assays, immunohistochemical and image analysis techniques and behavioral analyses
Office: MSB 4.110
Title: Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - University of Cincinnati - 1995