Central Nervous System Injury and Repair

Traumatic damage to the brain and spinal cord constitutes some of the most devastating central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of investigators focuses on studies to advance diagnosis, treatment and repair of CNS damage.

This research group uses contemporary cellular, molecular, behavior and electrophysiological approaches to study the initiating and evolving mechanisms of pathogenesis, therapeutic targets to attenuate damage, and delayed interventions to expedite recovery and repair.

The faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, in collaboration with basic and clinical scientists from other academic units, are dedicated to studying ways to:

  • Enhance patient management through diagnostics
  • Improve overall outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Lessen secondary insults
  • Promote regeneration
Jeffrey L. Dupree, Ph.D. [View Image]

Jeffrey L. Dupree, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jeffrey L. Dupree, Ph.D. [View Image]

Jeffrey L. Dupree, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phone: 804-828-9536

Email: jeffrey.dupree@vcuhealth.org

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Kimberle M. Jacobs, PhD [View Image]

Kimberle M. Jacobs, PhD

Associate Professor

Kimberle M. Jacobs, PhD [View Image]

Kimberle M. Jacobs, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phone: 804-827-2135

Email: kimberle.jacobs@vcuhealth.org

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Pamela E. Knapp, Ph.D. [View Image]

Pamela E. Knapp, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair

Pamela E. Knapp, Ph.D. [View Image]

Pamela E. Knapp, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phone: 804-628-7570

Email: pamela.knapp@vcuhealth.org

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Audrey D. Lafrenaye, Ph.D. [View Image]

Audrey D. Lafrenaye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Audrey D. Lafrenaye, Ph.D. [View Image]

Audrey D. Lafrenaye, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phone: 804-828-0527

Email: audrey.lafrenaye@vcuhealth.org

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Yasuaki Ogino, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

Yasuaki Ogino, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Yasuaki Ogino, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

Yasuaki Ogino, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Phone: 804-828-9535

Email: yasuaki.ogino@vcuhealth.org

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Andrew K. Ottens, Ph.D. [View Image]

Andrew K. Ottens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Andrew K. Ottens, Ph.D. [View Image]

Andrew K. Ottens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Phone: 804-628-2972

Fax: 804-828-9477

Email: andrew.ottens@vcuhealth.org

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John T. Povlishock, PhD [View Image]

John T. Povlishock, PhD

Professor, Retired

John T. Povlishock, PhD [View Image]

John T. Povlishock, PhD

Professor, Retired

Anatomy and Neurobiology

Phone: 804-828-9403

Email: john.povlishock@vcuhealth.org

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Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D. [View Image]

Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Phone: 804-828-1318

Fax: 804-828-3276

Email: dong.sun@vcuhealth.org

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