Sherif M. Elbasiouny, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Director of Neuroengineering Research

Departments of Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Physiology and Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering

Boonshoft School of Medicine, College of Engineering & Computer Science, and College of Science & Mathematics

Wright State University

 

Office: 353 NEC Bldg., Lab: 350 NEC Bldg., Mail: 143 Bio Sci II Bldg.

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.

Dayton, OH 45435 USA

 

Ph: 937-775-2492

Email: sherif.elbasiouny@wright.edu

Website: http://www.sherifelbasiounylab.com

 

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Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Physiology (Cellular Neuroscience)                                      

Department of Physiology

Northwestern University, USA

 

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering (Neuroengineering)

Department of Biomedical Engineering & Centre for Neuroscience

University of Alberta, Canada

 

M.Sc. (Distinction), Biomedical Engineering (Rehabilitation Engineering)

Department of Systems & Biomedical Engineering

Cairo University, Egypt

 

B.Sc. (Honor), Biomedical Engineering

Department of Systems & Biomedical Engineering

Cairo University, Egypt

2008 - 2012

2007

2001

1997

Research Interests

My research interest is in the fields of neuroengineering and rehabilitation neuroscience. My work combines computer modeling, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemical techniques for studying the role of spinal neurons in integrating the sensorimotor signals for movement control in health and after neurological injuries (e.g., spinal cord injury, SCI, or amputation) and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Lou Gehrig's disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS). Computational methods are employed to develop realistic three-dimensional anatomically-based electrical models of healthy and diseased neurons. These models are composed of thousands of compartments represented through complex arrangements of resistor-capacitor (RC) networks that possess multimodal time-varying and voltage-dependent behaviors to reproduce the intricate electrical events seen during experimental recordings. These electrical models are also used to design electrical stimulation paradigms that modulate the aberrant neuronal excitability in neurological disorders. In-vitro electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry experiments, on the other hand, are employed to test and validate the results of computer simulations. With this knowledge, my research work aims in the long term to develop smart implantable neural prostheses for alleviating motor disabilities and restoring motor function after SCI and ALS.

Current & Past Funding Support

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The National Institute on Agin (NIA)

National Institutes of Health

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Air Force Research Labs (AFRL)

US-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Tim Noel Fellowship

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Canada & the

Canadian Institutes of Health and Research (CIHR-INMHA)

Medical Sciences Graduate Research Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Doctoral Scholarship

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

The 75th Anniversary Graduate Student Scholarship

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Graduate Internship Grant

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta

2008 - 2011

2003 - 2007

2006

2003

2002

Awards and Honors

The Academy of Medicine’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award                                                                2017

Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

The SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award                                                                                                          2015

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)

The Presidential Early Career Achievement Award                                                                                    2015

Wright State University

Young Neuroscientist Award                                                                                                                          2005

Canadian Association for Neuroscience and Eli Lilly Canada Inc.

Graduation Honor Degree                                                                                                                              1997

Cairo University, Egypt

Excellence Award                                                                                                                                           1992 - 1996

Cairo University, Egypt