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The Center for Paralysis Research (CPR) is a component of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. The administrative structure of the CPR is that of a university department. The CPR possesses its own independent budget from the State of Indiana in addition to corporate support, endowments, state and federal grants. Though the CPR is a department with its own head (Center Director Richard Borgens), it cannot confer graduate degrees as an academic department can. Therefore, the CPR faculty holds academic positions in other academic departments primarily the Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. We are a family of professionals dedicated to our core mission. Most of us are under the age of 35 as graduate students, postdocs, and other young professionals who are passionate about our research mission. Most of the Center’s personnel have engineering, life sciences, or chemistry backgrounds.

Richard Borgens

Richard Borgens, Ph.D

Mari Hulman George Professor of Applied Neurology
Founding Director
Research Interests: Regeneration of the spinal cord, traumatic brain injury, polymeric drug delivery, membrane fusogens, electric fields, development
Link to Lab: Dr. Richard Borgens
Jianming Li

Jianming Li, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Regeneration of the spinal cord, biomaterials/tissue engineering, polymeric drug delivery, wound healing, electric fields, nanotechnology
Link to Lab: Dr. Jianming Li
Brad Duerstock

Brad Duerstock, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Assistive technology, machine learning, rehabilitation, virtual reality systems

Support Staff:

Debbie BohnertDebbie Bohnert: Administrative director
John CirilloJohn Cirillo: Electronics and computer technician
Jennifer DanaherJennifer Danaher: Secretary
MeganMegan Saenger: Small animal and laboratory technician
michelMichel Schweinsberg: Graphics design and digital media

 

Post-doc and Graduate Students

placeholder imageWen Gao, Ph.D: Post-doctoral research associate
Kavya CherukuriKavya Cherukuri: MS student
Spencer BunnSpencer Bunn: MS student
Bhavani GopalakrishnanBhavani Gopalakrishnan: PhD student
Alexander LaiAlexander Lai: Undergraduate student

Student doing researchStudent looking into micrscopeVisual graphic on computer

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