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Dr. Atkins


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Home Our Research Faculty > Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.



Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery



Developing Novel Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury


Research Interests

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D.


• The research in our laboratory focuses on developing novel therapeutic interventions for traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

• We are identifying the biochemical changes that underlie the pathology in the CNS after trauma using molecular biology, biochemistry, and electrophysiology techniques.

• We are developing therapeutic strategies targeting maladaptive electrophysiological alterations, inflammation, and intracellular biochemical signaling pathways that are dysregulated during chronic traumatic brain injury.

• The ultimate aim of the laboratory is to translate our preclinical studies to the clinic by testing our novel therapeutic interventions validated in the laboratory in chronic TBI survivors.



Induction of PDE4B2 in Dendrites after TBI


 Journal of Neurochemistry, 2012


Rescue of CREB Activation during Learning



Journal of Neuroscience, 2013

Age-dependent Depression of cAMP after TBI

Neuroscience, 2013
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