Dominic D'Andrea

Biologics Lab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab & Northwestern University

Dominic D'Andrea

Dom D'Andrea is a research assistant in the Biologics Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where they work with Dr Colin Franz in the Neuroregenerative Rehabilitation Lab. The lab's current focus is on improving outcomes after peripheral nerve injury, and on characterizing the role of several relatively common single-nucleotide polymorphisms on neuronal regeneration post-injury. Their work combines in vivo and in vitro research to help forge a better understanding of these health issues, with special interest in modeling these diseases with animal models and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to study axon regeneration and motor neuron disease.

They received their undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, earning a BS in neuroscience. While there, they worked with Dr Michael Loose studying the brain circuitry involved in human decision making using EEG, and with Dr Keith Tarvin analyzing social competition in wild songbirds. After graduating they worked with Dr Nathan Cooper to study the breeding behavior and habitats of the Kirtland’s Warbler, a small endangered songbird native solely to an isolated area in Michigan. They have also worked in public science education at the Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley, CA).


Implantation and Control of Wireless, Battery-free Systems for Peripheral Nerve Interfacing

1Laboratory of Regenerative Rehabilitation, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, 3Center for Bio-integrated Electronics, Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern University, 4Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 5Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 6Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 7Arms and Hands Lab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 8Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Biologics, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University, 9Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 10Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, 11Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 12Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, 13The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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