Dept. Anatomy

SIU School of Medicine

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Department of Anatomy

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  • Joseph L. Cheatwood
    Associate Professor
    Ph.D., University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
    Neuroanatomy, Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Research Objectives
    Dr. Cheatwood's research is primarily aimed at developing a better understanding of neuroanatomical changes underlying spontaneous and induced recovery of sensory, cognitive, and motor functions after central nervous system injury (i.e. stroke).  Further, the role of non-myelin-associated pools of the growth inhibitory protein Nogo-A in limiting post-stroke neuroanatomical plasticity is a major focus of Dr. Cheatwood's research, as are other growth inhibitory molecules.

    Curriculum Resource:  See Blackboard.