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  • Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory within the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and Departments of Neurobiology and Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute.
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Lecture Title: "Activity Dependent Mechanisms that Enhance Sensorimotor Function Following Spinal Cord Injury"


    1. Edgerton, V.R., Tillakaratne, N.J.T., Bigbee, A.J., de Leon, R.D., and Roy, R.R. Plasticity of the spinal circuitry after injury. Ann. Rev. Neurosci. Vol. 27, pp. 145-167, 2004.
    2. Courtine, G., Song, B., Roy, R.R., Zhong, H., Herrmann, J.M., Y. Ao, Edgerton, V.R., and Sofroniew, M.V. Recovery of supraspinal control of stepping mediated by indirect propriospinal relay connections after severe spinal cord injury. Nature Med. 14:69-74, 2008. PMC2916740
    3. Fong AJ, Roy RR, Ichiyama RM, Lavrov I, Courtine G, Gerasimenko Y, Tai YC, Burdick J, Edgerton VR. Recovery of control of posture and locomotion after a spinal cord injury: solutions staring us in the face. Prog Brain Res. 175:393-418, 2009. PMC2904312
    4. Gerasimenko Y., Musienko, P., Bogacheva, I., Moshonkina, T., Savochin, A., Lavrov, I., Roy, R.R., and Edgerton, V.R. Propriospinal bypass of the seroronergic system that can facilitate stepping. J. Neurosci. 29:5681-5689, 2009. PMC ? PENDING
    5. Courtine, G., Gerasimenko, Y.P., van den Brand, R., Yew, A., Musienko, P., Zhong, H., Song, B., Ao, Y., Ichiyama, R.M., Lavrov, I., Roy, R.R., Sofroniew, M.V., and Edgerton, V.R. Transformation of nonfunctional spinal circuits into functional and adaptive states after the loss of brain input. Nat Neurosci. 12:1333-1342, 2009 PMC2828944.
    6. Edgerton VR, Roy RR. Spasticity: a switch from inhibition to excitation. Nat Med. 2010 Mar;16(3):270-1.
    7. Gerasimenko, Y., Gorodnichev, R., Machueva, E., Pivovarova, E., Semyenov, D., Savochin, A., Roy, R.R., and Edgerton, V.R. Novel and direct access to the human locomotor spinal circuitry. J. Neuroscience 30(10): 3700-3708 March 2010 PMC2847395