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Eileen Foecking
Associate Professor
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Major Research Interests: The focus of my research is on the underlying mechanisms of neural injury from trauma and disease and the development of therapeutic and surgical strategies to enhance regeneration Our lab has a central nervous system focus to understand the underlying mechanisms of persistent behavioral deficits that are consequences of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury including vestibular, motor, cognitive and anxiety-like behaviors. Specifically, we are interested in the identifying the role of senescent astrocytes in trauma and disease and developing therapeutic strategies to enhance recovery in the brain following repetitive traumatic brain injury. Our lab is also interested in the peripheral nervous system where we are developing a universally applied combinatorial therapy of gonadal steroid and electrical stimulation to enhance functional recovery from multiple clinically relevant peripheral nerve injury models including facial and recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries. Additional research interests lie in the utilization of nerve grafts and neural conduits to repair and regeneration, and the toxicity of local anesthetics in nerve injury models.
Zilliox, MJ; Foecking, EM; Kuffel, GR; Conneely, M; Saban, KL; Herrold, AA; Kletzel, SL; Radke, JR; Walsh, E; Guernon, A; Pape, A; Ripley, DL; Patil, V; Pacheco, MS; Rosenow, JM; Bhaumik, R; Bhaumik, D; Pape, TLB An Initial miRNA Profile of Persons With Persisting Neurobehavioral Impairments and States of Disordered Consciousness After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation ;
Foecking, E; Segismundo, A; Lotesto, K; Westfall, E; Bolduan, A; Peter, T; Wallace, D; Kozlowski, DA; Stubbs, E; Marzo, S; Byram, S Testosterone Treatment Restores Vestibular Function by Enhancing Neuronal Survival in an Experimental Closed-Head Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Model. Behavioural brain research ;
Charous, SJ; Hutz, MJ; Bialek, SE; Schumacher, JK; Foecking, EM Muscle-Nerve-Nerve Grafting Improves Facial Reanimation in Rats Following Facial Nerve Injury. Frontiers in neurology ; 12
Herrold, AA; Kletzel, SL; Foecking, EM; Saban, KL; Przybycien-Szymanska, MM; Zilliox, M; Bhaumik, D; Lange, D; Radke, JR; Salinas, I; Bender Pape, TL miRNAs as Potential Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury: Pathway From Diagnosis to Neurorehabilitation. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation ;
Byram, SC; Bialek, SE; Husak, VA; Balcarcel, D; Park, J; Dang, J; Foecking, EM Distinct neurotoxic effects of select local anesthetics on facial nerve injury and recovery. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience ; 38 2
Eileen Foecking Distinct Neurotoxic Effects of Select Local Anesthetics on Facial Nerve Injury and Recovery Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience ; 2 38 173-183
Rao, VR; Lautz, JD; Kaja, S; Foecking, EM; Lukács, E; Stubbs, EB Mitochondrial-Targeted Antioxidants Attenuate TGF-ß2 Signaling in Human Trabecular Meshwork Cells. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science ; 60 10
Eileen Foecking Targeted Antioxidants Attenuate TGF-ß2 Signaling in Human Trabecular Meshwork Cells Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science ; 10 60 3613-3624
Foecking, EM; Burgess, BD; Fridrici, ZC; Bialek, SE; Low, C; Charous, SJ Effects of the Number of Muscle-Nerve-Muscle Grafts on Rat Facial Nerve Functional Recovery. The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology ;
Foecking Em, Fargo KN, Brown TJ, Sengelaub D, Jones KJ Neural Regeneration ;
Fargo, KN, Pak TR, Foecking EM, Jones KJ Hormones, Brains, and Behavior ; 2