John Buford, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty

 

Current Research Description

My current project is to study the function of the reticulospinal system.  This system in the brainstem is one of the four major pathways by which the brain controls movement, but it is the least understood.  When humans suffer from stroke and other head injuries, increased reliance on other systems, such as the reticulospinal system, may be one avenue for recovery.  Therefore, it is important to understand what this motor system does and what potential for function it may offer.  Other areas of interest include the functions of the spinal cord and basal ganglia in motor control, the neural control of locomotion, and biomechanics.

Areas of Expertise
  • Systems Neuroscience
Education
  • PhD: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Washington - Seattle

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Phone:
614) 292-1520
Fax:
614) 292-0210
516 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210