IN VITRO MODELS OF NON-TRADITIONAL BRAIN INJURIES
During TBI, multiple types of mechanical forces can cause tissue damage or disrupt brain function that ultimately leads to neurological impairment. The Lybrand lab focuses on understanding how pressure, shear stress, and cavitation forces disrupt the neural circuitry of the brain.
The brain has a limited ability to regenerate and repair itself. We use stem cell technology to build brain tissue grafts for transplantation that can regenerate damaged neural pathways and functionally recover disabilities caused by TBI.