Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, drastically disrupting the lives of stroke survivors and their caretakers. Unfortunately, because of tight therapeutic time requirements, the majority of stroke patients are not eligible for the current medicines or interventions. Dr. Paul George's lab's research focuses on improving stroke diagnostics as well as engineering new methods to enhance stroke recovery. The lab's primary focus is applying novel bioengineering techniques to understand the mechanisms of neural recovery (primarily in stroke) and discovering methods to improve patient recovery. They use rodent models of stroke combined with biomaterial techniques, stem cell transplants, and microfabrication to achieve these aims and evaluate our methods with behavior testing and various imaging techniques. The George Lab's ultimate goal is to translate these findings into clinical trials to help stroke patients.