Aileen J Anderson, PhD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana, 1987, Bioengineering

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1995, Biology, Neurobiology

Phone: (949) 824-6750

University of California, Irvine
845 Health Sciences Road, Gross Hall
Mail Code: 1705
Irvine, CA 92697

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stem cell biology, spinal cord injury
UCI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Mentorship. (2006).
Harvard Medical School Clinical Neuroscience Training Program Fellowship. (1996 - 1997).
5th Conference on Alzheimer's Disease Young Investigator Award. (1996).
Appointments Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Irvine, (January 1996 - December 1996).

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, (December 1996 - August 1998).
Advisor: Nixon, R.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Irvine, (August 1998 - July 2001).
Publications Publications. Most recent 10 from more than 50.

Pawar, K., Cummings, B. J., Thomas, A., Shea, L. D., Levine, A., Pfaff, S., Anderson, A. J. (2015). Biomaterial bridges enable regeneration and re-entry of corticospinal tract axons into the caudal spinal cord after SCI: Association with recovery of forelimb function. Biomaterials, 65, 1-12. 0142-9612. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.05.032. PMC4523232.

Piltti, K. M., Avakian, S. N., Funes, G. M., Hu, A., Uchida, N., Anderson, A. J., Cummings, B. J. (2015). Transplantation dose alters the dynamics of human neural stem cell engraftment, proliferation and migration after spinal cord injury. Stem cell research, 15(2), 341-53. 1873-5061. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2015.07.001. PMC4600655.

Kwon, B. K., Streijger, F., Hill, C. E., Anderson, A. J., Bacon, M., Beattie, M. S., Blesch, A., Bradbury, E. J., Brown, A., Bresnahan, J. C., Case, C. C., Colburn, R. W., David, S., Fawcett, J. W., Ferguson, A. R., Fischer, I., Floyd, C. L., Gensel, J. C., Houle, J. D., Jakeman, L. B., Jeffery, N. D., Jones, L. A., Kleitman, N., Kocsis, J., Lu, K. D., Magnuson, D. S., Marsala, M., Moore, S. W., Mothe, A. J., Oudega, M., Plant, G. W., Rabchevsky, A. S., Schwab, J. M., Silver, J., Steward, O., Xu, X. M., Guest, J. D., Tetzlaff, W. (2015). Large animal and primate models of spinal cord injury for the testing of novel therapies. Experimental neurology, 269, 154-68. 0014-4886. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2015.04.008.

Haus, D. L., Nguyen, H. X., Gold, E. M., Kamei, N., Perez, H., Moore, H. D., Anderson, A. J., Cummings, B. J. (2014). CD133-enriched Xeno-Free human embryonic-derived neural stem cells expand rapidly in culture and do not form teratomas in immunodeficient mice. Stem Cell Research, 13(2), 214–226: Elsevier.

Hooshmand, M. J., Galvan, M. D., Partida, E., Anderson, A. J. (2014). Characterization of recovery, repair, and inflammatory processes following contusion spinal cord injury in old female rats: is age a limitation? Immunity & Ageing, 11(1), 15: BioMed Central Ltd.

Peterson, S. L., Anderson, A. J. (2014). Complement and spinal cord injury: traditional and non-traditional aspects of complement cascade function in the injured spinal cord microenvironment. Experimental Neurology, 258, 35–47: Academic Press.

Nishimura, S., Sasaki, T., Shimizu, A., Yoshida, K., Iwai, H., Koya, I., Kobayashi, Y., Itakura, G., Shibata, S., Ebise, H., others (2014). Global gene expression analysis following spinal cord injury in non-human primates. Experimental Neurology, 261, 171–179: Academic Press.

Nguyen, H. X., Nekanti, U., Haus, D. L., Funes, G., Moreno, D., Kamei, N., Cummings, B. J., Anderson, A. J. (2014). Induction of early neural precursors and derivation of tripotent neural stem cells from human pluripotent stem cells under xeno-free conditions. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522(12), 2767–2783.

Sontag, C. J., Uchida, N., Cummings, B. J., Anderson, A. J. (2014). Injury to the spinal cord niche alters the engraftment dynamics of human neural stem cells. Stem Cell Reports, 2(5), 620–632: Cell Press.

Thomas, A. M., Seidlits, S. K., Goodman, A. G., Kukushliev, T. V., Hassani, D. M., Cummings, B. J., Anderson, A. J., Shea, L. D. (2014). Sonic hedgehog and neurotrophin-3 increase oligodendrocyte numbers and myelination after spinal cord injury. Integrative Biology, 6(7), 694–705: Royal Society of Chemistry.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
UCI Institute for Memory Impairment & Neurological Disorders
UCI Center for Immunology
Society for Neuroscience
Other Experience Associate Director
UC Irvine Stem Cell Research Center 2013—pres

Research Center Stem Cell Research Center
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