Neural Networks

Discussing advances in brain injury science at UF

Neural Networks

Want to learn more about the brain injury network here at UF? Starting in Fall 2022, center members will produce short videos regarding their work, collaborations, and hopes for the center in our Neural Networks series. These vignettes will be posted throughout the year. In preparation for our upcoming Strategic Planning Retreat, center members in a variety of areas developed overviews to kick off the series and share on our new Neural Networks page.


Joe Abisambra, PhD

Center Deputy Director Dr. Abisambra discusses his lab’s objective to establish the molecular mechanisms that ink tauopathy with brain dysfuction, with an emphasis on TBI.


Clinical & Health Psychology

Breton Asken, PhD, ATC

A new assistant professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology and at the Fixel Institute, Dr. Asken discusses his research in neurodegenerative outcomes of head trauma exposure.


Neurology & AI

Abbas Babajani-Feremi, PhD

New UF faculty member and Director of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Lab, Dr. Babajani-Feremi gives an overview of MEG applications in TBI and other neurological conditions as well as MEG opportunities for center members.



Brian Hoh, MD, MBA

Dr. Hoh, Chair of UF Neurosurgery, gives a snapshot of the research in his laboratory, including cerebral aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage acute neural injury, and intracranial vascular atherostenosis.



Carolina Maciel, MD, MSCR

Dr. Maciel, Director of Research for the Division of Neurocritical Care, gives an overview of her team’s current research focused on the brain-gut axis and the blood brain barrier as well as their collaborative VIGAB-STAT trial.


Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Shahab Vahdat, PhD

A two-time Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund awardee, Dr. Vahdat outlines his work on the mechanisms of neuroplasticity underlying sensory motor skill learning and stroke recovery.


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Heather Vincent, PhD

Dr. Vincent, Vice Chair of Research for PM&R, outlines key research initiatives and trials in this new department and potential areas of collaboration, specifically in the realms of TBI and stroke rehabilitation.


Biomedical Engineering

Lakiesha Williams, PhD

Center Steering Committee member Dr. Williams gives an overview of her work focused on TBI in the Tissue Mechanics, Microstructure, and Modeling Lab here at UF.