Ronald W. Griffith, PhD

Instructor

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Department of Physiology

Phone: 404-727-6478: Lab 404-727-4826

Fax: 404-727-2648

Email: ronald.griffith@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

615 Michael Street
Whitehead Building 646

Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Ph.D., Emory University

Research Area: Neuroscience

Research

My research interests are focused on the plasticity of neural connectivity in the spinal cord during development and in the mature spinal cord after peripheral nerve injury (PNI).  I am also interested in how glia interact with neurons and how they influence regeneration of synapses in the spinal cord after PNI.  My research efforts are in direct support of the work of Dr. Francisco Alvarez where I make use of novel viral vectors to trace neural connectivity in the spinal cords of transgenic mice and rats.  The ultimate goal of my studies is to elucidate anatomical changes that occur in spinal cord circuitry subsequent to PNI and that explain the permanent electrophysiological changes that are seen in the stretch reflex after PNI.