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Asht Mishra, Ph.D.
Asht Mishra, Ph.D.
FORMER SCIENTIST

Asht Mishra, Ph.D.

Former Research Associate
Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Medical Research Institute

Biography

We are interested in understanding the physiology, anatomy, and behavior of motor functions in the corticospinal motor system. To study physiology, we use electrical stimulation of intact as well as injured brain and spinal cord circuit to study plasticity in the system. These studies are done in anesthetized as well as awake animals. In anesthetized animals, with paired brain and spinal cord stimulation study demonstrates plasticity in the intact corticospinal motor tract by repetitive pairing of brain and spinal cord stimulation that occurs at the level of spinal cord. In awake behaving animals, with paired brain and spinal cord stimulation study we are performing experiments to standardize material and design for developing implantable spinal cord stimulating electrodes to create plasticity in the intact corticospinal motor tract by repetitive pairing of brain and spinal cord stimulation. We will perform these studies in animals with injured corticospinal motor tract.

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, CT
with Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Yale University, CT 
with Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Education

Degree: 
Ph.D., Neuroimaging and Biochemistry
Institution: 
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India, with Rakesh Gupta, M.D.
Degree: 
M.Sc.
Institution: 
University of Lucknow, Lucknow, U.P., India
Degree: 
B.Sc.
Institution: 
Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, U.P., India

Recent Publications

PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Asht M. Mishra, Ajay Pal, Disha Gupta, Jason B. Carmel
The Journal of Physiology (2017 July 28)
Abstract on Wiley
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Sindhurakar A, Mishra AM, Gupta D, Iaci JF, Parry TJ, Carmel JB.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Apr;31(4):387-396. doi: 10.1177/1545968316688800. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
Abstract on PubMed