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Welcome to the 
Dana McTigue and Phil Popovich labs!

Department of Neuroscience

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dana McTigue, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Foundational Research

Department of Neuroscience

The Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair

Research Director, Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Faculty Affiliate, Chronic Brain Injury

ELAM Fellow

McTigue lab discovery themes

Theme 1: What controls oligodendrocyte progenitor cell responses to spinal cord injury (SCI)? See recent publications on the role of macrophages, iron and ferritin, growth factors, and timing/location here.

 

Theme 2: What pathological mechanisms caused by SCI lead to rapid liver pathology (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia and metabolic syndrome? Read our recent studies showing that liver pathology exacerbates SCI pathology and worsens functional recovery.

Phil Popovich, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
University Distinguished Scholar

RayW. Poppleton Research Designated Chair

Executive Director, Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Director, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair 
Faculty Affiliate, Chronic Brain Injury

Popovich lab discovery themes

Theme 1: What causes myeloid cells to both help and harm the injured spinal cord? See recent publications focused on microglia and macrophages here.

Theme 2: Why does spinal cord injury (SCI) cause pathology in organs found throughout the body? Read our recent papers on SCI-induced dysautonomia including those focused on gut dysbiosis and the microbiome, intraspinal plasticity of autonomic circuitry, and suppression of systemic and tissue-specific immunity.

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Dana McTigue, PhD

694 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210

Phillip Popovich, PhD

676 Biomedical Research Tower

460 W. 12th Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210

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