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Nicholas Jeffery, PhD

Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Nicholas Jeffery, PhD: TeamMember

Areas of Interest:

  • Effects of opioids on lesion size and recovery after spinal cord injury

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Depression following spinal cord injury

  • Addiction following injury

  • Inflammation and bone loss after spinal injury


~140 in PubMed, majority on veterinary neurology & neurosurgery and spinal cord injury research

Recent publications:

Moore SA, Granger N, Olby NJ, Spitzbarth I, Jeffery ND, Tipold A, Nout-Lomas YS, da Costa RC, Stein VM, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, Blight AR, Grossman RG, Basso DM, Levine JM. Targeting Translational Successes through CANSORT-SCI: Using Pet Dogs To Identify Effective Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury.J Neurotrauma. 2017 Jun 15;34:2007-2018

Meren IL, Chavera JA, Alcott CJ, Barker AK, Jeffery ND. Shunt tube placement for amelioration of cerebrospinal fluid flow obstruction caused by spinal cord subarachnoid fibrosis in dogs.

Vet Surg. 2017 Feb;46:289-296. 

Jeffery ND, Barker AK, Alcott CJ, Levine JM, Meren I, Wengert J, Jergens AE, Suchodolski JS.

The Association of Specific Constituents of the Fecal Microbiota with Immune-Mediated Brain Disease in Dogs.  PLoS One. 2017 Jan 26;12:e0170589.


International Spinal Research Trust Characterization of neurogenic urinary incontinence in the canine model of spinal cord injury using a rage of urodynamic measures. 3/2016 onward. ~$75 000

Keele University (UK) Protective matrices for delivery of genetically augmented canine olfactory cell transplants. ~$75 000

Trainees in SCI:

Alessia Pannese; University of Cambridge, MPhil 2003 

Daisuke Ito; University of Tokyo/University of Cambridge, PhD 2007 (faculty at Nihon University,         Japan 

Lindsay Hamilton; University of Cambridge, PhD 2007

John Parker; University of Cambridge, PhD, currently completing

Nicolas Granger; University of Cambridge, PhD 2012

Garrett McCormack; Iowa State University, MS 2016

Hilary Hu; Iowa State University, PhD 2016 


Editor-in-Chief Journal of Small Animal Practice

Nicholas Jeffery, PhD: About
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