Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair

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Paul R.Sanberg

Paul R. Sanberg, PHD

Distinguished Professor, College Of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Distinguished Professor, College Of Medicine Neurology

Distinguished Professor, College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences

Distinguished Professor, Non Usf Health

Professor, College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

Professor, Non Usf Health

Sr Vp Usf & Dist Professor, Non Usf Health

Center Of Excellence For Aging & Brain Repair

Distinguished University Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine

Contact Info USF Research & Innovation
3702 Spectrum Boulevard Suite 165
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: psanberg@.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-4163

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Education

  • DSC, Biological Science, Australian National University, 1998
  • PHD, Biological Sciences, Australian National University, 1981

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • The Center significantly enhances existing strengths to serve as a fundamental investigational and application unit integrating basic research, translational research, industrial partnerships, education, and clinical services to address key needs of aging and care of the elderly, as well as to develop unique solutions for repair of degenerative processes.Critical elements of the Center include a clear focus applying the findings of the laboratory to clinical care utilizing the talents of basic science and clinical researchers using the tools of molecular and cellular biology, epidemiology and outcomes research. The Center has a directed clinical focus to achieve significant enhancement for the care of citizens with Stroke, Parkinson's disease, and other movement disorders, Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia, genetically related neurological diseases, and other chronically disabling disorders associated with an aging population.

Memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (Fellow, 2010 - Present)
  • National Academy of Inventors (Founding President, 2010 - Present)
  • Sigma Xi (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • American College of Forensic Examiners (Fellow, 2007 - Present)
  • Royal Society of Public Health (Fellow, 2002 - Present)
  • Neurotoxicity Society (Founding Council, 2001 - Present)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow, 2000 - Present)
  • American Board of Psychological Specialties, ACFE (Diplomate, 1997 - Present)
  • Cell Transplant Society (President, 1996 - Present)
  • Behavioral Toxicology Society (Member, 1996 - Present)
  • Behavioral Pharmacology Society (Member, 1996 - Present)
  • American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair (Fellow, 1995 - Present)
  • American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair (President, 1995 - Present)
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (Fellow, 1995 - Present)
  • International Brain Research Organization (Governing Council, 1994 - Present)
  • New York Academy of Science (Fellow, 1994 - Present)
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Fellow, 1994 - Present)
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (President, 1993 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow, 1993 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association (Fellow, 1989 - Present)
  • American Board of Administrative Psychology (Diplomate, 1989 - Present)
  • American Psychological Society (Charter Fellow, 1989 - Present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (Member, 1988 - Present)
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (Member, 1988 - Present)
  • International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (Member, 1988 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Sanberg, PR.McDevitt, VL. Patents: Universities profit from products. Nature. 502(7472) : 448, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24153288
  • Acosta, SA.Franzese, N.Staples, M.Weinbren, NL.Babilonia, M.Patel, J.Merchant, N.Simancas, AJ.Slakter, A.Caputo, M.Patel, M.Franyuti, G.Franzblau, MH.Suarez, L.Gonzales-Portillo, C.Diamandis, T.Shinozuka, K.Tajiri, N.Sanberg, PR.Kaneko, Y.Miller, LW.Borlongan, CV. Human Umbilical Cord Blood for Transplantation Therapy in Myocardial Infarction. Journal of stem cell research & therapy. (Suppl 4) , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24307973
  • Borlongan, CV.Burns, J.Tajiri, N.Stahl, CE.Weinbren, NL.Shojo, H.Sanberg, PR.Emerich, DF.Kaneko, Y.van Loveren, HR. Epidemiological survey-based formulae to approximate incidence and prevalence of neurological disorders in the United States: a meta-analysis. PloS one. 8(10) : e78490, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24205243
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Mirtyl, S.Sallot, SA.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Haller, E.Sanberg, PR. Blood-brain barrier impairment in MPS III patients. BMC neurology. 13: 174, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24225396
  • Rodrigues, MC.Sanberg, PR.Cruz, LE.Garbuzova-Davis, S. The innate and adaptive immunological aspects in neurodegenerative diseases. Journal of neuroimmunology. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24161471
  • Acosta, SA.Diamond, DM.Wolfe, S.Tajiri, N.Shinozuka, K.Ishikawa, H.Hernandez, DG.Sanberg, PR.Kaneko, Y.Borlongan, CV. Influence of post-traumatic stress disorder on neuroinflammation and cell proliferation in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. PloS one. 8(12) : e81585, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24349091
  • Acosta, SA.Tajiri, N.Shinozuka, K.Ishikawa, H.Grimmig, B.Diamond, D.Sanberg, PR.Bickford, PC.Kaneko, Y.Borlongan, CV. Correction: Long-Term Upregulation of Inflammation and Suppression of Cell Proliferation in the Brain of Adult Rats Exposed to Traumatic Brain Injury Using the Controlled Cortical Impact Model. PloS one. 8(8) , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24349577
  • Willing, AE.Garbuzova-Davis, SN.Zayko, O.Derasari, HM.Rawls, AE.James, CR.Mervis, RF.Sanberg, CD.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sanberg, PR. Repeated Administrations of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Improve Disease Outcomes in a Mouse Model of Sanfilippo Syndrome Type III B. Cell transplantation. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24380668
  • Acosta, SA.Tajiri, N.Shinozuka, K.Ishikawa, H.Grimmig, B.Diamond, D.Sanberg, PR.Bickford, PC.Kaneko, Y.Borlongan, CV. Long-term upregulation of inflammation and suppression of cell proliferation in the brain of adult rats exposed to traumatic brain injury using the controlled cortical impact model. PloS one. 8(1) : e53376, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23301065
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Rodrigues, MC.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Tajiri, N.Frisina-Deyo, A.Boffeli, SM.Abraham, JV.Pabon, M.Wagner, A.Ishikawa, H.Shinozuka, K.Haller, E.Sanberg, PR.Kaneko, Y.Borlongan, CV. Blood-brain barrier alterations provide evidence of subacute diaschisis in an ischemic stroke rat model. PloS one. 8(5) : e63553, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23675488
  • Darlington, D.Deng, J.Giunta, B.Hou, H.Sanberg, CD.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Zhou, HD.Mori, T.Ehrhart, J.Sanberg, PR.Tan, J. Multiple low-dose infusions of human umbilical cord blood cells improve cognitive impairments and reduce amyloid-β-associated neuropathology in Alzheimer mice. Stem cells and development. 22(3) : 412-21, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22816379
  • Shahaduzzaman, M.Golden, JE.Green, S.Gronda, AE.Adrien, E.Ahmed, A.Sanberg, PR.Bickford, PC.Gemma, C.Willing, AE. A single administration of human umbilical cord blood T cells produces long-lasting effects in the aging hippocampus. Age (Dordrecht, Netherlands). 35(6) : 2071-87, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23263793
  • Jin, H.Sanberg, PR.Henning, RJ. Human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell-conditioned media inhibits hypoxic-induced apoptosis in human coronary artery endothelial cells and cardiac myocytes by activation of the survival protein Akt. Cell transplantation. 22(9) : 1637-50, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23336598
  • Kaneko, Y.Pabon, MM.Dailey, T.Weinbren, NL.Rizzi, J.Tamboli, C.Vasconcellos, J.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sanberg, PR.Eve, DJ.Tajiri, N.Borlongan, CV. The battle of the sexes for stroke therapy: female- versus male-derived stem cells. CNS & neurological disorders drug targets. 12(3) : 405-12, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23469849
  • Bailey, AR.Hou, H.Song, M.Obregon, DF.Portis, S.Barger, S.Shytle, D.Stock, S.Mori, T.Sanberg, PG.Murphy, T.Tan, J. GFAP expression and social deficits in transgenic mice overexpressing human sAPPα. Glia. 61(9) : 1556-69, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23840007
  • Chen, L.Huang, H.Sharma, HS.Zuo, H.Sanberg, PR. Cell transplantation as a pain therapy targets both analgesia and neural repair. Cell transplantation. 22 Suppl 1: 11-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23992823
  • Small, B.Rawson, K.Martin, C.Eisel, S.Sanberg, CD.McEvoy, C.Sanberg, P.Shytle, RD.Tan, J.Bickford, PC. Nutraceutical Intervention Improves Older Adults' Cognitive Functioning. Rejuvenation research. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24134194
  • Sanberg, PR.Eve, DJ.Cruz, LE.Borlongan, CV. Neurological disorders and the potential role for stem cells as a therapy. British medical bulletin. 101: 163-81, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22357552
  • Kaneko, Y.Tajiri, N.Yu, S.Hayashi, T.Stahl, CE.Bae, E.Mestre, H.Franzese, N.Rodrigues, A.Rodrigues, MC.Ishikawa, H.Shinozuka, K.Hethorn, W.Weinbren, N.Glover, LE.Tan, J.Achyuta, AH.van Loveren, H.Sanberg, PR.Shivsankar, S.Borlongan, CV. Nestin overexpression precedes caspase-3 upregulation in rats exposed to controlled cortical impact traumatic brain injury. Cell medicine. 4(2) : 55-63, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23101029
  • Shytle, RD.Tan, J.Bickford, PC.Rezai-Zadeh, K.Hou, L.Zeng, J.Sanberg, PR.Sanberg, CD.Alberte, RS.Fink, RC.Roschek, B. Optimized turmeric extract reduces β-Amyloid and phosphorylated Tau protein burden in Alzheimer's transgenic mice. Current Alzheimer research. 9(4) : 500-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21875408
  • Sanberg, PR.Eve, DJ.Metcalf, C.Borlongan, CV. Advantages and challenges of alternative sources of adult-derived stem cells for brain repair in stroke. Progress in brain research. 201: 99-117, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23186712
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Rodrigues, MC.Haller, E.Frisina-Deyo, A.Mirtyl, S.Sallot, S.Saporta, S.Borlongan, CV.Sanberg, PR. Impaired blood-brain/spinal cord barrier in ALS patients. Brain research. 1469: 114-28, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22750125
  • Giunta, B.Deng, J.Jin, J.Sadic, E.Rum, S.Zhou, H.Sanberg, P.Tan, J. EVALUATION OF HOW CIGARETTE SMOKE IS A DIRECT RISK FACTOR FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. Technology and innovation. 14(1) : 39-48, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22997546
  • Golden, JE.Shahaduzzaman, M.Wabnitz, A.Green, S.Womble, TA.Sanberg, PR.Pennypacker, KR.Willing, AE. Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Alter Blood and Spleen Cell Populations After Stroke. Translational stroke research. 3(4) : 491-499, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23335948
  • Rodrigues, MC.Voltarelli, J.Sanberg, PR.Allickson, JG.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Garbuzova-Davis, S.Borlongan, CV. Recent progress in cell therapy for basal ganglia disorders with emphasis on menstrual blood transplantation in stroke. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews. 36(1) : 177-90, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21645544
  • Sanberg, PR.Eve, DJ.Willing, AE.Garbuzova-Davis, S.Tan, J.Sanberg, CD.Allickson, JG.Cruz, LE.Borlongan, CV. The treatment of neurodegenerative disorders using umbilical cord blood and menstrual blood-derived stem cells. Cell transplantation. 20(1) : 85-94, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20887684
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Louis, MK.Haller, EM.Derasari, HM.Rawls, AE.Sanberg, PR. Blood-brain barrier impairment in an animal model of MPS III B. PloS one. 6(3) : e16601, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21408219
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Rodrigues, MC.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Louis, MK.Willing, AE.Borlongan, CV.Sanberg, PR. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a neurovascular disease. Brain research. 1398: 113-25, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21632035
  • Sanberg, PR.Vindrola-Padros, C.Eve, DJ.Federoff, HJ. Technology and innovation: 2010 a year in review. Cell transplantation. 20(8) : 1315-9, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22080749
  • Rodrigues, MC.Glover, LE.Weinbren, N.Rizzi, JA.Ishikawa, H.Shinozuka, K.Tajiri, N.Kaneko, Y.Sanberg, PR.Allickson, JG.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Garbuzova-Davis, S.Voltarelli, JC.Cruz, E.Borlongan, CV. Toward personalized cell therapies: autologous menstrual blood cells for stroke. Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology. 2011: 194720, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22162629
  • Sanberg, PR.Borlongan, CV. The proliferation and differentiation of stem cell journals. Stem cell reviews. 6(4) : 497-9, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20694581
  • Eve, DJ.Fillmore, RW.Borlongan, CV.Sanberg, PR. Stem cell research in cell transplantation: sources, geopolitical influence, and transplantation. Cell transplantation. 19(11) : 1493-509, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054954
  • Chen, N.Newcomb, J.Garbuzova-Davis, S.Davis Sanberg, C.Sanberg, PR.Willing, AE. Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Have Trophic Effects on Young and Aging Hippocampal Neurons in Vitro. Aging and disease. 1(3) : 173-190, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21234285
  • Park, DH.Eve, DJ.Sanberg, PR.Musso, J.Bachstetter, AD.Wolfson, A.Schlunk, A.Baradez, MO.Sinden, JD.Gemma, C. Increased neuronal proliferation in the dentate gyrus of aged rats following neural stem cell implantation. Stem cells and development. 19(2) : 175-80, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19569872
  • Eve, DJ.Fillmore, R.Borlongan, CV.Sanberg, PR. Stem cells have the potential to rejuvenate regenerative medicine research. Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research. 16(10) : RA197-217, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20885363
  • Bachstetter, AD.Jernberg, J.Schlunk, A.Vila, JL.Hudson, C.Cole, MJ.Shytle, RD.Tan, J.Sanberg, PR.Sanberg, CD.Borlongan, C.Kaneko, Y.Tajiri, N.Gemma, C.Bickford, PC. Spirulina promotes stem cell genesis and protects against LPS induced declines in neural stem cell proliferation. PloS one. 5(5) : e10496, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20463965
  • Borlongan, CV.Kaneko, Y.Maki, M.Yu, SJ.Ali, M.Allickson, JG.Sanberg, CD.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sanberg, PR. Menstrual blood cells display stem cell-like phenotypic markers and exert neuroprotection following transplantation in experimental stroke. Stem cells and development. 19(4) : 439-52, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19860544
  • Jiang, L.Womble, T.Saporta, S.Chen, N.Sanberg, CD.Sanberg, PR.Willing, AE. Human umbilical cord blood cells decrease microglial survival in vitro. Stem cells and development. 19(2) : 221-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19788371
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Woods, RL.Louis, MK.Zesiewicz, TA.Kuzmin-Nichols, N.Sullivan, KL.Miller, AM.Hernandez-Ontiveros, DG.Sanberg, PR. Reduction of circulating endothelial cells in peripheral blood of ALS patients. PloS one. 5(5) : e10614, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20485543
  • 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. Journal of neuroimmunology. 215(1-2) : 96-101, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19682755
  • Shytle, RD.Bickford, PC.Rezai-zadeh, K.Hou, L.Zeng, J.Tan, J.Sanberg, PR.Sanberg, CD.Roschek, B.Fink, RC.Alberte, RS. Optimized turmeric extracts have potent anti-amyloidogenic effects. Current Alzheimer research. 6(6) : 564-71, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19715544
  • Yu, S.Kaneko, Y.Bae, E.Stahl, CE.Wang, Y.van Loveren, H.Sanberg, PR.Borlongan, CV. Severity of controlled cortical impact traumatic brain injury in rats and mice dictates degree of behavioral deficits. Brain research. 1287: 157-63, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19573519
  • 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. Comparative medicine. 59(2) : 139-46, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19389305
  • Garbuzova-Davis, S.Klasko, SK.Sanberg, PR. Intravenous administration of human umbilical cord blood cells in an animal model of MPS III B. The Journal of comparative neurology. 515(1) : 93-101, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19399896
  • Eve, DJ.Musso, J.Park, DH.Oliveira, C.Pollock, K.Hope, A.Baradez, MO.Sinden, JD.Sanberg, PR. Methodological study investigating long term laser Doppler measured cerebral blood flow changes in a permanently occluded rat stroke model. Journal of neuroscience methods. 180(1) : 52-6, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19427529
  • Zhu, Y.Bickford, PC.Sanberg, P.Giunta, B.Tan, J. Blueberry opposes beta-amyloid peptide-induced microglial activation via inhibition of p44/42 mitogen-activation protein kinase. Rejuvenation research. 11(5) : 891-901, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18789000
  • Jiang, L.Newman, M.Saporta, S.Chen, N.Sanberg, C.Sanberg, PR.Willing, AE. MIP-1alpha and MCP-1 Induce Migration of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells in Models of Stroke. Current neurovascular research. 5(2) : 118-24, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18473828
  • Bachstetter, AD.Pabon, MM.Cole, MJ.Hudson, CE.Sanberg, PR.Willing, AE.Bickford, PC.Gemma, C. Peripheral injection of human umbilical cord blood stimulates neurogenesis in the aged rat brain. BMC neuroscience. 9: 22, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18275610
  • Nikolic, WV.Hou, H.Town, T.Zhu, Y.Giunta, B.Sanberg, CD.Zeng, J.Luo, D.Ehrhart, J.Mori, T.Sanberg, PR.Tan, J. Peripherally administered human umbilical cord blood cells reduce parenchymal and vascular beta-amyloid deposits in Alzheimer mice. Stem cells and development. 17(3) : 423-39, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18366296
  • Henning, RJ.Shariff, M.Eadula, U.Alvarado, F.Vasko, M.Sanberg, PR.Sanberg, CD.Delostia, V. Human cord blood mononuclear cells decrease cytokines and inflammatory cells in acute myocardial infarction. Stem cells and development. 17(6) : 1207-19, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18393684
  • Yasuhara, T.Hara, K.Maki, M.Masuda, T.Sanberg, CD.Sanberg, PR.Bickford, PC.Borlongan, CV. Dietary supplementation exerts neuroprotective effects in ischemic stroke model. Rejuvenation research. 11(1) : 201-14, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18260778

Awards/Honors

  • Who’s Who in America 2014 68th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2013)
  • H-Index: 64; Citations: 16,426 (Google Scholar Scientific Publication Calculator - 2012)
  • Who’s Who in America 2013 67th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2012)
  • Appointed to Board of USF Nanomedicine Research Center (USF Nanomedicine Research Center - 2011)
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012 (8th Edition) (Marquis Who’s Who - 2011)
  • Appointed to International Advisory Board (Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cell Research - 2011)
  • Who’s Who in America ~ 66th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2011)
  • Everfront Award, Taiwan, 2011 (4th Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cell and Cancer Research - 2011)
  • Chair, Corporate Recruitment, Walk to Defeat ALS 2011 (ALS Association Florida Chapter - 2011)
  • Elected Fellow (Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) - 2010)
  • Appointed Associate Editor (American Journal of Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration - 2010)
  • Appointed Executive Editor (Cell Medicine - 2010)
  • Appointed Editor-In-Chief (Technology and Innovation - 2010)
  • Elected Fellow (Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) - 2010)
  • Elected President (National Academy of Inventors - 2010)
  • Appointed Associate Editor of the Editorial Board (Frontiers in Neurorestoralogy - 2009)
  • Appointed to Board of Scientific Counselors (NIA, NIH - 2009)
  • Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board (Johnson & Johnson - 2009)
  • Who’s Who in American Education, 9th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2008)
  • Grass Foundation Lecturer (Western NC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Wake Forest University School of Medicine - 2008)
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Anniversary Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2008)
  • Who’s Who in American Education, 8th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2007)
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 9th Anniversary Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2007)
  • 2006 Tampa Bay Health Care Hero Award for Research and Innovation (Tampa Bay Business Journal - 2006)
  • “Top 1% of Cited Authors for Journals in Biology and Biochemistry” (Sandler Program for Asthma Research, San Francisco (from ISI) - 2006)
  • Appointed to Kyoto Prize Nomination Committee for 2006 (The Inamori Foundation, Japan - 2006)
  • “A Top Patenter in the Life Sciences” (Columbia University (from US Patent and Trademark Office) - 2006)
  • Who’s Who in the World 24th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2006)
  • Who’s Who in America 61st , 62nd and 63rd Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2006)
  • Mentor, Leadership Institute (University of South Florida Health - 2006)
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 6th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2006)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award (Sigma Xi – Tampa Bay Chapter - 2005)
  • National Advisory Board for Health (Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa, FL - 2005)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (Natura Therapeutics, Inc. - 2005)
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professions in Research & Science (Manchester “Honors Edition” - 2005)
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award (University of South Florida – 2005 Faculty Honors & Awards - 2005)
  • Appointed to Advisory Board (Sovereign Equity Fund - 2004)
  • Appointed to Faculty of 1000 Medicine (Medicine Reports Ltd. (Biomed Central) - 2004)
  • Appointed Associate Editor (Stem Cells and Development - 2004)
  • Appointed to Clinical Advisory Board (ReNeuron, Inc. England - 2004)
  • ACNP Ad Hoc Committee on Stem Cells (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - 2004)
  • Outstanding Scientific Research Prize (International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Annual Meeting - 2004)
  • Appointed Member (Moffitt Cancer Center - 2004)
  • Appointed Distinguished University Professor (University of South Florida - 2003)
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (Marquis Who’s Who - 2003)
  • President’s Award for Faculty Excellence (University of South Florida - 2003)
  • Elected Fellow (Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (FRSH) - 2002)
  • Semi-Finalist, Coulter Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship ($10,000) (Awarded by Georgia Tech - 2002)
  • Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board (MAAS BIOLAB, LLC - 2002)
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 4th Edition (Marquis Who’s Who - 2002)
  • American Men and Women of Science 21st Edition (Cengage Learning - 2002)
  • Who’s Who in Stem Cell Research 1st Edition (Data Trends Publications - 2001)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (Stem Cell Preservation, Inc. - 2001)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (CCEL Bio-Therapies, Inc. - 2001)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (Medical Advisory Systems, Inc. - 2001)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (LBS Technologies, Inc. - 2000)
  • Elected Fellow (Royal Society of Medicine - 2000)
  • Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board (Cryo-Cell International Inc. - 2000)
  • Appointed to Board of Directors (Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. - 2000)