Research Team


Primary Investigator

Michael A. Lane, PhD

Assistant Professor

Publications

LinkedIn webpage

ResearchGate webpage

Michael Lane completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in Australia. After completing postdoctoral training at the Universities of Melbourne and Florida, he accepted a tenure-track position with the Spinal Cord Research Center at Drexel University, College of Medicine to continue his ongoing research into spinal cord injury, neuroplasticity and strategies to optimize lasting functional recovery.

 


Research Faculty

Tatiana Bezdudnaya, PhD

Instructor

(2013 - present)

LinkedIn webpage              

Publications

Tatiana Bezdudnaya earned her PhD degreeat the Research Institute for Neurocybernetics at Rostov State University in Russia. With an initial research focus on the somatosensory (whisker) and visual systems, she gained extensive training in electrophysiology and neuroanatomy. In late 2013, she shifted her focus to respiration and neuroplasticity following cervical spinal cord injury. Her ongoing research is exploring the benefits and limitations of spontaneous neuroplastic changes at spinal and supraspinal levels after cervical spinal cord injury, and developing targeted therapeutic strategies to optimize long-term recovery.


PhD Candidates

Victoria M. Spruance, BS

(2012 - present)

LinkedIn webpage

Publications

 

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Lyandysha V. Zholudeva, BS

(2015 - present)

LinkedIn webpage

Publications

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Margo Randelman, BS

(2016 - present)

LinkedIn webpage

Publications


Masters Students

We actively recruiting Masters students for 2018



Volunteer Students

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Rima Dilbarova, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2017)

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Aminot Oshobajo, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2017)

LinkedIn webpage

 

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Victoria Fenton, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2017)

LinkedIn webpage

 

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Melanie Becher

Undergraduate

(Summer 2017)

LinkedIn webpage

Publications


Neuroscience Camp for High School Students

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Drexel University College of Medicine holds a summer camp for highly motivated current high school juniors and sophomores who are enrolled in an academic curriculum and demonstrate strong interest in neuroscience topics and research. The Camp teaches students neuroscience and offers the opportunity to gain hand-on experience with ongoing research.

Each year, a group of students works with the Lane Lab research team on a spinal cord injury research project 



Research Staff

Kristiina M. Negron, BS MS

Laboratory Manager

LinkedIn webpage

Publications



Alumni

Timothy J. Whelan, BA

Laboratory Manager

(2014 - 2015)

LinkedIn webpage

Publications

 

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Rob McSweeney, BS

Drexel Medical student

(Summer 2015)

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Jordyn Karliner

Ursinis College Undergraduate

(Summer 2016)

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Jacyln Definis, BA

Drexel PhD student

(2016)

Publications

 

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Ifrah Hussain, BS

Masters student

(2015 - 16)

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Hanna Gold, BS

Drexel Medical student

(2015 - 16)

 

 

Paul Wisnioski

Drexel Medical student

(Summer 2016)

 

James Hwang, MD 

Drexel Medical Graduate

(2016 - 17)

Publications