About the Author
Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery at City of Hope Cancer Center and the Beckman Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical and medical care for patients with brain and spinal cancer. In the laboratory his team investigates molecular and cellular approaches for improving brain tumor treatment, as well as the use of stem cell biology for spinal regeneration. A prolific author and teacher, Jandial has authored/edited 8 books and over 40 papers. He lives with his wife Danielle and their sons Zain, Kai and Ronak.
Mike Y. Chen, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at City of Hope Cancer Center and the Beckman Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University (BS), Thomas Jefferson Medical School (MD), John Hopkins University (MS, Bioengineering), John Hopkins Hospital (internship), National Institutes of Health (fellowship), and Virginia Commonwealth University (neurosurgery residency and PhD). His clinical practice and laboratory research are aimed at developing novel surgical, molecular and genetic therapies for cancer of the brain and spine. He is married to a Southern belle, Valerie, and has two mischievous daughters.
Table of Contents
Frontiers of Spinal Cord and Spine Repair: Experimental Approaches for Repair of Spinal Cord Injury.- Stem Cell Based Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury Repair.- Strategies for Endogenous Spinal Cord Repair: HPMA Hydrogel to Recruit Migrating Endogenous Stem Cells.- Stem Cells and Spinal Cord Injury Repair.- Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury.- Repair of Radiation Damage and Radiation Injury to the Spinal Cord.- Malignancies of the Spinal Cord.- Molecular Basis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.- Bioceramics for Osteogenesis, Molecular andCellular Advances.- Cell‑Based Therapies for Spinal Fusion.- Clinical Efficacy of Stem Cell Mediated Osteogenesis and Bioceramics for Bone Tissue Engineering.- Progenitor Cells: Role and Usage in Bone Tissue Engineering Approaches for Spinal Fusion.