Lybrand Lab

Neurobiology of
Tramautic Brain Injury (TBI)

Our Mission

The mission of the Lybrand lab is to develop cellular and molecular based strategies to regenerate functional brain tissue following injury. Specifically, we are interested in using stem cell technology to better understand novel mechanisms of brain trauma and build neural circuits to be regrown and reconnected.

Overview of our Research

The brain has a very limited capacity to regenerate itself. Following brain injury, for example traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke, there is a permanent loss of neural tissue, including neuronal and glial cell populations. We are working to build cortical tissue grafts derived from stem cells capable of reestablishing critical neural circuits damaged during brain injury. The Lybrand lab uses an integrative approach of:

Electrophysiology
Viral-mediated gene delivery systems
Stem cell biology
Optogenetics/DREADD
Calcium Imaging

Announcements

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Members

New members joining Lybrand lab

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Publications

New Publication in Nature Communications

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Media/Press

Dr. Lybrand invited as keynote speaker on the UTSA Neuroscience Podcast

ABOUT DR. LYBRAND

Zane Lybrand, Ph.D.

Zane R. Lybrand, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Areas of specialization:
  • stem cell biology
  • neural circuits
  • neural physiology
  • regenerative medicine