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Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation
CORRECTED DATE: October 14-16, 2016
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
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Keynote Speakers:

 Dr. Mark H. TuszynskiMark H. Tuszynski, MD, PhD (UC San Diego): Dr. Tuszynski seeks to gain a greater understanding of the role of neurotrophic factors in axonal growth and cell survival in the intact and injured adult central nervous system. A major area of research in Dr. Tuszyniski’s laboratory is the investigation of combinatorial therapeutic strategies, including cellular transplantation and growth factor administration, to enhance axonal plasticity and regeneration after acute and chronic SCI.

Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD (Georgia Tech): Dr. Bellamkonda’s research interests lie at the intersection of biomaterials and nanotechnology as applied to the nervous system including peripheral and central nerve repair, brain tumor therapy and neural interfacing. Dr. Bellamkonda has special research interest in the convergence of neuroprosthetics, regenerative medicine & rehabilitation.

Plenary Speaker:

Dr. Christine MummeryChristine Mummery, PhD (Leiden University Medical Center): Dr. Mummery’s primary research interest is in the the development and use of stem cells in cardiovascular development and disease.

Learn more about this Symposium and the emerging field of regenerative rehabilitation.
Symposium Partners
Symposium Partners
Join us at the American Physical Therapy Association for a Regen Rehab & Genomics session on Feb. 18, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.
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AR3T Investigator Spotlight

Dr. Thomas RandoDr. Thomas Rando, AR3T Principal Investigator, Director of the VA Palo Alto RR&D Center and Professor at Stanford University

Dr. Rando’s laboratory has research interest in muscle stem cell biology, muscle stem cell aging , muscular dystrophies, tissue engineering (artificial scaffolds, regenerative therapies) and basic muscle cell biology.

Highlighted Article
Goodell and Rando (2015) Stem Cells and Healthy Aging

“Research into stem cells and aging aims to understand how stem cells maintain tissue health, what mechanisms ultimately lead to decline in stem cell function with age, and how the regenerative capacity of somatic stem cells can be enhanced to promote healthy aging.”
Highlighted Grant
Wyss-Coray and Rando A New Muscle-Brain Axis Underlying the Cognitive Benefits of Physical Activity

The objective of this grant is to test the provocative hypothesis that "there are factors secreted by muscle that promote neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity to maintain cognitive function and that these factors are increased by muscle activity during exercise ("exercise factors”)."

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute Of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering (NIBIB) (Grant #: P2CHD086843).
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