The Injury and Recovery Lab is primarily interested in behavioral dysfunction and the development of therapeutics to treat
chronic deficits. We are particularly interested in the role of the frontal cortex in mediating a number of complex cognitive
behaviors, including impulsivity, attention, and decision-making. These processes are affected by a variety of neural insults
including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Animal models of these various insults and disease states can provide critical insight into the human conditions and
provide the ability to test therapeutics geared towards alleviating persistent, debilitating symptoms. To this end, our lab
studies behavioral and neural processes in rats and how they are affected by injury in order to better understand the injury
and recovery process in humans.
The lab is located within WVU's Department of Psychology and is also affiliated
with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, in the Basic and Translational
Stroke Research Core.