Effects of opioids on lesion size and recovery after spinal cord injury
Depression following spinal cord injury
Addiction following injury
Inflammation and bone loss after spinal injury
32 on SCI (out of 46) peer-reviewed papers in the area of SCI (h-index: 22)
Maldonado-Bouchard, S., Peters, K., Woller, S.A., Madahiaz, B., Faghihi, U., Patel, S., Bake, S., Hook, M.A. (2016) Inflammation is Increased with Anxiety- And Depression-Like Signs in a Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury.Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 51: 176-195.
Aceves, M., Bancroft, E.A., Aceves, A.R., and Hook, M.A. (2017). NorBNI Blocks the Adverse Effects of Morphine Following Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma, 34(6):1164-1174.
Hook, M.A., Woller, S.A., Aceves, M., Bancroft, E., Funk, M.K., Hartman, J., Garraway, S. (2017). Neurobiological consequences of morphine following spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma, 34(3):632-644.
Department of Defense (CDMRP), “Derivation of the Mechanisms Mediating the Adverse Effects of Morphine in a Rodent Model of SCI: Functional Recovery and Neuron Loss”, 9/7/2017-9/6/2020, $737,336
Gillson-Longenbaugh Foundation, “Psychological Wellbeing in a Rodent Model of Spinal Cord Injury,” 8/1/2017-7/31/2018, $20,000
Mission Connect, “Functional Consequences Of Acute Opioid Use In Traumatic SCI Patients,” 7/12/2016-6/12/2018, $59,646
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, “How and when does peripheral input affect recovery after SCI?”, Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) Award, 12/31/14-12/30/17, $155,344.
Past support in area of SCI as PI (since 2006): $1,544,872; as coI: $3,018,104
Trainees in SCI:
Sarah Woller (Ph.D. 2013; current: post-doctoral Fellow, UCSD)
Sioui Maldonado (Ph.D. 2014; current: medical Student, University of Montreal Medical School)