Erica Dale, Ph.D.

Dale, EricaAssistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience
1149 Newell Drive
PO Box 100244
Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: (352) 627-9207


2000 B.S. (Zoology) Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
2006-2011 Ph.D.
(Comparative Biomedical Sciences)
(Minor: Neuroscience)
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mentor: Dr. Gordon Mitchell
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Wisconsin, Madison
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Los Angeles

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The overarching focus of my research is to understand mechanisms of induced plasticity and to couple neuroplasticity with CNS repair. My primary focus is on spinal cord injury and the spinal networks controlling breathing. I have extensive expertise in in vivo whole nerve recording, plethysmography, electromyography, spinal cord stimulation, immunohistochemistry, in vivo RNA interference, and stem cell/olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation, which I want to apply to the investigation of such therapeutic strategies as neuromodulation, neurotransplantation, and neurotrophin-based repair and rehabilitation.