Paul J. Reier, Ph.D.

Professor & Eminent Scholar

Anne and Oscar Lackner Professor & Eminent Scholar
Department of Neuroscience
University of Florida
1149 Newell Drive
PO Box 100244
Gainesville, FL 32611-0244

Office Phone:  (352) 627-9324
Lab Phone:     (352) 392-9088
Lab Members:  Reier Lab


1972 Ph.D.
Case-Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
1973 Postdoctoral Fellowship
(Reproductive Biology/Neuro-Endocrinology)
Case-Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Key Words:

Spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, neural tissue transplantation, neuroplasticity, neural regeneration, neuroanatomical techniques, experimental neuropathology; respiratory neurobiology, behavioral analysis, immunocytochemistry, electron microscopy, intraspinal microstimulation

Research Summary & Focus:

Our laboratory studies the cell biology of neurons and glia in the developing and injured peripheral and central nervous systems.  It is now recognized that the injured spinal cord has considerable potential for varying degrees of spontaneous recovery.  Our studies focus on therapeutic strategies that can enhance such self-repair.  Current translational emphasis is on cervical spinal cord injury, respiratory neuroplasticity, pharmacological modulation of inhibitory molecular influences on axonal growth, and cellular replacement therapies.  Our studies are pre-clinical by design, and the overall goal is to obtain proof of concept along with safety and efficacy data required for future clinical trials.

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