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Samuel Butensky, B.S.E.
Samuel Butensky, B.S.E.
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Samuel Butensky, B.S.E.

Research Fellow
Motor Recovery Laboratory
Burke Medical Research Institute

Biography

My current research interest is in the evaluation of forelimb function as a measure of corticospinal function. Specifically, we are developing a behavior-testing device that isolates and measures supination in rats. This device needs to show sensitivity to functional changes in rats after induced corticospinal injury or inactivation. Aside from training animals on this task, I’m developing software to analyze the data produced by the knob task. I’m also working with engineering students from CCNY to design and develop a device that trains supination in children with Cerebral Palsy. I work predominantly with Anil Sindhurakar, Ph.D. and Thelma Bethea, B.S.

Education

Degree: 
B.S.E.
Institution: 
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Recent Publications

PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Butensky SD, Sloan AP, Meyers E, Carmel JB.
J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Jun 2. pii: S0165-0270(17)30167-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Sindhurakar A, Butensky SD, Meyers E, Santos J, Bethea T, Khalili A, Sloan AP, Rennaker RL 3rd, Carmel JB.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Feb;31(2):122-132. doi: 10.1177/1545968316662528.
Abstract on PubMed