The diverse research interests of Anthony J. Windebank, M.D., are united by the common biological theme of understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying neuronal death and factors governing regeneration in the nervous system. These mechanisms are studied in cellular, drosophila and rodent model systems.
Dr. Windebank's Regenerative Neurobiology Laboratory collaborates with clinicians and researchers from the neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiology and biomechanical engineering, and biochemistry and molecular biology departments, and from Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Members of the laboratory include technologists, postdoctoral researchers with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, medical students, graduate students, junior faculty and visiting scientists.
- Repair and regeneration after spinal cord injury.
- Repair and regeneration of peripheral nerves.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Significance to patient care
Therapies based on cellular mechanisms for neuronal death and regeneration are translated to patient care using cell and tissue engineering strategies.
- Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, 2019.
- Adjunct professor of medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2011.
- Doctor (honoris causa), Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, 2010.
- E.T.S. Walton Faculty Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005.