Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D.
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Dr. Koliatsos' primary interest is mechanisms of traumatic and degenerative brain injury and repair.
He has recently turned his attention to cellular therapies for degenerative and traumatic diseases of the nervous system, i.e. applications involving embryonic and neural stem cells.
Koliatsos V, Cernak I, Xu L, Song Y, Savonenko A, Crain B, Eberhart C, Frangakis C, Melnikova T, Kim H, Lee D. A mouse model of blast injury to brain: initial pathological, neuropathological, and behavioral characterization. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2011; 70: 399-416.
Xu L, Shen P, Hazel T, Johe K, Koliatsos V. Dual transplantation of human neurol stem cells into cervical and lumbar cord ameliorates motor neuron disease in SOD1 transgenic rats. Neurosci Lett 2011; 494: 222-226.
Machairaki V, Lim S, Christopherson G, Nasonkin I, Yu C, Mao H, Koliatsos V. Nanofiber matrices promote the neuronal differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursors in vitro. Tissue Eng Part A 2010 epub
Nasonkin I, Machairaki V, Xu L, Hatfield G, Cummings B, Eberhart C, Ryugo D, Maric D, Bar E, Koliatsos V. Long-term, stable differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursors grafted into the adult mammalian neostriatum. Stem Cells 2009 27: 2414-2426.
Yan J, Welsh AM, Xu L, Johe K and Koliatsos VE: Large-scale survival, differentiation and structural integration of human neural stem cells grafted into the adult rat spinal cord. PLoS Medicine 4(2), 2007: e39
Xu L, Yan J, Chen D, Welsh AM, Hazel T, Johe K, Hatfield G, and Koliatsos VE: Human Neural Stem Cell Grafts Ameliorate Motor Neuron Disease in SOD-1 Transgenic Rats. Transplantation 82:865-875, 2006.