Steven W. Levison, PhD

Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA

Steven W. Levison graduated from the University of Rochester, where he received a B.S. in Neuroscience in 1983. He completed a PhD in Neurobiology in 1990 at UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program in Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University. Dr. Levison joined the faculty of New Jersey Medical School in 2004 after 11 years on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University Hershey College of Medicine. He presently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and directs the Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology. Dr. Levison has authored over 95 peer-reviewed scientific articles and his research has been supported for over 20 years by the NIH and state and non-profit foundations. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering studies that have established that there is a regenerative response from the endogenous neural stem cells of the subventricular zone to neonatal brain injury that leads to the production of new neurons and glia. The group of scientists who currently work with Dr. Levison is deciphering the signals that coordinate regenerative responses from the stem cells and progenitors residing in the subventricular and subgranular zones. Additional studies are investigating new strategies to protect the immature brain from secondary injury. The ultimate goal of his research is to improve neurological and psychiatric outcomes for survivors of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic and pediatric traumatic brain injuries.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2018 - Jul 2020