Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair MDC 78University of South Florida College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
Blood brain barrier
Stem cell therapy
|Research Description||My laboratory is focused on examining the therapeutic effects of transplanting stem cells, especially those derived from human umbilical cord blood, in mouse models of ALS and Sanfilippo Syndrome. My special interest is deciphering the mechanisms of action of stem cells by understanding the blood brain barrier damage and inflammation that are inherent in the disease.|
|Recent Publications||Saleh IA, Zesiewicz T, Xie Y, Sullivan KL, Miller AM, Kuzmin-Nichols N, Sanberg PR, Garbuzova-Davis S. Evaluation of humoral immune response in adaptive immunity in ALS patients during disease progression. J Neuroimmunol. 2009 Oct 30;215(1-2):96-101.
Garbuzova-Davis S, Klasko SK, Sanberg PR. Intravenous administration of human umbilical cord blood cells in an animal model of MPS III B. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Jul 1;515(1):93-101.
Gografe SI, Sanberg PR, Chamizo W, Monforte H, Garbuzova-Davis S. Novel pathologic findings associated with urinary retention in a mouse model of mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB. Comp Med. 2009 Apr;59(2):139-46.