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Neural Prostheses

Faith A. Bazley, M.S.E.

Faith A. Bazley joined SINAPSE as a Research Assistant in July 2012 during the start-up of the institute and then served as the Project Manager of the Neuroprosthesis Program through February 2014. Previously, she received her M.S.E degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University (2012) and a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University (2010). During her studies, she was a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, and a founding member of the Eta Pi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.

In 2008 and 2009, she received two summer research fellowships to study at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. She has co-authored severeal journal articles and conference papers. She is a member of IEEE and EMBS, and she was nominated as a student paper competition finalist at the 33rd Annual International Conference (2011) of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, where she presented her work in Boston, MA. Faith's research interests include peripheral nerve prostheses, repair of peripheral nerve injury, electrophysiology, electrode-nerve interfacing, and bench-to-bedside translation of biomedical devices.

Publications

  • Faith A. Bazley, MS, Nikta Pashai, BS; Candace Kerr, PhD; Nitish Thakor, PhD; Angelo H. All, MD. A simple and effective semi-invasive method for inducing local hypothermia in rat spinal cord. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2013;(1445-49).
  • Angelo H. All, MD; Faith A. Bazley, BS, Siddharth Gupta, BS; Amir Pourmorteza, MS; Nikta Pashai, BS; Charles Hu, BS; Candace Kerr, PhD. “Human embryonic stem cell-derived oligodendrocyte progenitors repair somatosensory pathways following contusive spinal cord injury.” PLoS ONE 2012;7(10):e47645.
  • Faith A. Bazley, BS, Amir Pormourteza, MS; Siddharth Gupta, BS; Nikta Pashai, BS; Candace Kerr, PhD; Angelo H. All, MD. DT-MRI for assessing axonal integrity after contusion spinal cord injury in OPC-treated rats. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:82-85.
  • Faith A. Bazley, BS, Charles Hu, BS; Anil Maybhate, PhD; Amir Pourmorteza, MS; Nikta Pashai, BS; Nitish V. Thakor, PhD; Candace Kerr, PhD; Angelo H. All, MD. “Electrophysiologal evaluation of sensory and motor pathways after incomplete unilateral spinal cord contusion.” Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2012;16(4):414-423.
  • Faith A. Bazley, BS, Angelo H. All, MD; Nitish V. Thakor, PhD; Anil Maybhate, PhD. “Plasticity Associated Changes in Cortical Somatosensory Evoked Potentials following Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury in Rats.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, p.2005-2008.
  • Anil Maybhate, PhD; Charles Hu, BS; Faith A. Bazley, BS; Qilu Yu, PhD; Nitish V. Thakor, PhD; Candace L. Kerr, PhD; Angelo H. All, MD, MBA. “Potential Long Term Benefits of Acute Hypothermia after Spinal Cord Injury: Assessments with Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.” Critical Care Medicine, 13 Oct 2011.
  • Sculptoreanu A, Kullmann FA, Artim DE, Bazley FA, Schopfer F, Woodcock S, Freeman BA, de Groat WC. “Nitro-oleic acid inhibits firing and activates TRPV1- and TRPA1-mediated inward currents in dorsal root ganglion neurons from adult male rats.” JPET, vol. 333, no. 3, Jun 2010.