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Alexander J. Krupka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alexander J. Krupka received his BS in neuroscience from The University of Scranton. During his time there, he used enriched environments to improve learning & decrease anxiety in rodents.

He went on to get his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Drexel University, where he developed therapies for recovery of locomotion after spinal cord injury in felines and was awarded the Alumni Association Service Award.

Dr. Krupka completed his postdoc research at Temple University, where his advisor was Dr. Michel Lemay. At Temple, Dr. Krupka investigated the nature and function of spinal cord motor circuits in felines and taught a course titled The Bionic Human about current medical technology and social issues with respect to healthcare and availability.

Dr. Krupka grew up in the Lehigh Valley and attended Allentown Central Catholic High School. In his spare time, he likes to go cycling (for relaxation, not racing), and is a board game fiend.

Publications:

Krupka, A. J., Fischer, I., & Lemay, M. A. (2017). "Transplants of Neurotrophin-Producing Autologous Fibroblasts Promote Recovery of Treadmill Stepping in the Acute, Sub-Chronic, and Chronic Spinal Cat." Journal of Neurotrauma34(10), 1858-1872.

Dimiskovski, M., Scheinfield, R., Higgin, D., Krupka, A., & Lemay, M. A. (2017). "Characterization and validation of a split belt treadmill for measuring hindlimb ground-reaction forces in able-bodied and spinalized felines." Journal of Neuroscience Methods278, 65-75.

Grove, M., Kim, H., Santerre, M., Krupka, A. J., Han, S. B., Zhai, J., ... & Sawaya, B. E. (2017). "YAP/TAZ initiate and maintain Schwann cell myelination." Elife6, e20982.

Marchionne, F., Krupka, A. J., & Lemay, M. A. (2017, December). "Effects of chronic intrathecal infusion of BDNF on interneuronal activity in a large animal model of spinal cord injury." Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology Symposium (SPMB), 2017 IEEE (pp. 1-3). IEEE.