University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Carson Cornbrooks, Ph.D.
Carson Cornbrooks, Ph.D.

Carson Cornbrooks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences


Contact Information
E-mail: Carson.Cornbrooks@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Neurological Sciences, Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 420, Burlington, VT

Education

Ph.D. degree: Medical College of Virginia, 1977
Postdoctoral training: Washington University, 1977-1982

Academic Interests

I have teaching responsibilities in the VIC for medical and graduate students and in the undergraduate ANPS 19-20 course.  For the VIC, I am the Director of the Connections Course for second year medical students and am responsible for the presentation of Histology in the first year Human Structure and Function course.  I also am a small group facilitator for a case discussion group in the VIC Neural Course.   I also lecture in two seminar courses offered in the Neuroscience Graduate Program curriculum.

Research Interests

Although I no longer have an independent laboratory, I still maintain a strong interest in Schwann cell development and function, especially the role of Schwann cells in the response to peripheral nerve injury.

Academic Appointments

College of Medicine Faculty Appointment: July 1, 1982

Publications

Langevin, H., C.J. Cornbrooks, and D.J. Taatjes (2004). Fibroblasts form a body-wide cellular network. Histochem Cell Biol.122:7-15.

Neuberger, T.J., C.J. Cornbrooks, and L.F. Kromer (1992). Effects of delayed transplantation of cultured Schwann cells on axonal regeneration from central nervous system cholinergic neurons. J. Comp. Neurology 315:16-33.

Cornbrooks, C.J. (1993). Modulation of Schwann cell morphology by extracellular matrix and cytoskeletal molecules. Soc. for Neurosci. Abst. 19:35.

Schinstine, M. and C.J. Cornbrooks (1990). Axotomy enhances the outgrowth of embryonic rat septal-basal forebrain neurons on a laminin substratum. Exp. Neurol. 108:10-22

Neuberger, T.J. and C.J. Cornbrooks (1989). Transient modulation of Schwann cell antigens after peripheral nerve transection and subsequent regeneration. J. Neurocyt. 18:695-710.

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