I've brain damage due to kernicterus (bilirubin encephalopathy), which has primarily injured the auditory parts in my brainstem,
If I understand correctly, your research here seems to focus mainly on stroke for brain regeneration. I was wondering how the materials/techniques here would perform for the repair of much smaller brain injuries/lesions? [In my case, "the brainstem nuclei affected are the auditory (cochlear, superior olivary, trapezoid body, lateral lemniscus, inferior colliculi), oculomotor, and vestibular."]
Thanks very much for your time, and the work you do!
Response from: Professor Tatiana Segura
[Lindsay Riley, PhD] Dear Harsh, I'm very saddened to hear that you suffered brain damage as a result of kernicterus. As a lab, we have never studied kernicterus, so we appreciate that you shared your story. Our biomaterial experiments are currently performed in mice using an induced-stroke model, so unfortunately, I have no information on how the material would fare in a different disease model. While we are currently focusing our efforts on studying stroke in the brain, we are always open to expanding our studies. This usually occurs through collaborations or if a new student joins the lab with an interest in a different disease state. Per our email exchange, we hope to hear from you regarding your interest in a masters!