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
Office Location:
Neurological Sciences, Given Building, C427 B, Burlington, VT


1977-1982: Postdoctoral training, Washington University
1997: Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia

Academic Interests

I have teaching responsibilities in the VIC for medical and graduate students and in the undergraduate ANPS 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 present numerous lectures on organ systems in the Anatomy and Physiology course for undergraduate students and 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

1982-1990: Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1990-2012: Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2012-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT


Cornbrooks C, Bland C, Williams DW, Truman JW, and Rand, MD. Delta expression in post-mitotic neurons identifies distinct subsets of adult-specific lineages in Drosophila. Dev. Neurobiol. 67:23-38, 2007.

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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