neill li
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
brandon smith
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
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  • Effect of Aging on the Neuroimmune Response During Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
  • Schwann cell reprogramming via age-related differences in immune cell interactions
  • Immunomodulatory strategies to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration]


  • Immune response to currently used materials in nerve surgery
  • Scaffold and bioactive materials development
  • Computational modeling of fascicular behavior of peripheral nerves
  • Dosing and efficacy of therapeutic electrical stimulation


  • Retrospective and Prospective Studies on Adult and pediatric brachial plexus injury
  • Clinical trials in nerve transfers for cervical spine injury and brachial plexus injury
  • Ultrasound to evaluate the prognosis of peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction




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