Research Team


Primary Investigator

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)

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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

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Lyandysha V. Zholudeva, BS

(2015 - present)

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Margo Randelman, BS

(2016 - present)

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We are currently recruiting PhD students for 2018-2019


Masters Students

We actively recruiting Masters students 



Volunteer Students

We are extremely grateful for these dedicated students that volunteer their time for scientific research

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Fatima Anwar, BS Candidate

George Washington Undergraduate Student

(Summer 2018)

 
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Michael Caplan, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2018)

 
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Tyler Cappello, BS 

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2018)


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

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Alumni

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Rima Dilbarova, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(2017 - 2018)

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Victoria M. Spruance, BS

Drexel PhD Candidate

(2012 - 2017)

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Publications

 

James Hwang, MD 

Drexel Medical Graduate

(2016 - 17)

Publications

 

Jaclyn Definis, BA

Drexel PhD candidate

(2016)

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Publications

 
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Jordyn Karliner

Ursinis College Undergraduate

(Summer 2016)

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Rob McSweeney, BS

Drexel Medical student

(Summer 2015)

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Timothy J. Whelan, BA

Laboratory Manager

(2014 - 2015)

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Publications

 
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Jason Leonardo, BS Candidate

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania,         Undergraduate Student

(Summer 2018)

 
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Aminot Oshobajo, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(2017 - 2018)

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Victoria Fenton, BS

Drexel Medical Student

(Summer 2017)

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Melanie Becher

College of William and Mary Undergraduate

(Summer 2017)

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Publications

 

Paul Wisnioski

Drexel Medical student

(Summer 2016)

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Hanna Gold, BS

Drexel Medical student

(2015 - 16)

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Ifrah Hussain, BS

Masters student

(2015 - 16)

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