Staff, Associates and Collaborators


Barry W. Festoff, M.D., Director of NBRL
Professor (KUMC), Neurology, Pharmacology
Scientific Director, SCIRT

Paul M. Arnold, M.D.
Professor (KUMC), Neurosurgery
Clinical Director, SCIRT

Vidudala Prasad, Ph.D., Research Neuroscientist
Research Assistant Professor (KUMC), Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Subba Vogti , Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow
Molecular Neurobiologist

Cheng-Te (Peter) Chou, B.A., Research & Administrative Coordinator
Laboratory Manager


Nancy Berman, Ph.D.
Professor (KUMC), Anatomy and Cell Biology

Mehmet Bilgen , Ph.D., Director High Field MRI
Associate Professor (KUMC), Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Sharon Lynch, M.D.
Associate Professor (KUMC), Neurology

Kathy Newell, M.D.
Assistant Professor (KUMC), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Excellence (KUMC), Nursing Clinical Excellence

Irina V. Smirnova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (KUMC), Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Daniel Anthony, Ph.D.
Oxford University, UK

Patricia Andrade-Gordon, Ph.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Pharmaceutical

Joab Chapman, M.D., Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Bruce A. Citron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (USF), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Peter Davies, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center

Lillian Pardo, M.D.
Teva Neuroscience

Ugra S. Singh, Ph.D.
Texas A&M, University System Health Science

Zhiming Suo, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Alzheimer's and Aging Research Lab
Research Assistant Professor (KUMC), Neurology

Barry Woodhams, Ph.D.
Diagnostica Stago

Recent Past Students

  • Jacob Kopperman
  • Myra Sutanto
  • Risikesh Dalal
  • Mark Schramp
  • Mara Festoff

Recent Past Medical Students

  • Thomas Resch
  • Ryan Vancura
  • Kyle Boone
  • Josh Woelk
  • Christopher Roark
  • Nathan Johnson
  • Shawn Moore
  • Frank Torres
Last modified: May 22, 2013
Our location

Kansas City VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128-2295

Located in the Research Wing

Room 208A: Administrative Office

2nd floor: Offices, Main Laboratories

4th, 5th floors: Laboratories

Subbasement: In situ facilities


mri of contusion spinal cord injury
MRI image of contusion Spinal Cord injury in mouse. Sagittal view with an arrow pointing to T10 laminectomy and cord lesion. [courtesy: Dr. Bilgen]