Reggie Edgerton is a distinguished professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of integrative biology and physiology, neurobiology, and neurosurgery. He is also a member of the Brain Research Institute. His research is primarily focused on plasticity within the spinal neural networks that control motor function. Currently he is studying how epidural stimulation of the spinal cord in combination with pharmacological interventions can facilitate improvement in motor ability after spinal cord injury and other neurological injuries and diseases. Dr. Edgerton has received numerous awards for his work, including the National Paralysis Foundation Christopher Reeve Award. His research is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
- East Carolina University, Greenville, NC B.S. 1962 Phys. Educ./Biology
- Iowa State University, Iowa City, IA M.S. 1963 Physical Education
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Ph.D. 1968 Exercise Physiology
A New Strategy to Ameliorate Chemically-induced Parkinson-like Symptoms by Engaging the Spinal Locomotor Circuitry with Epidural Stimulation