Abigail Schindler, PhD

Personal Statement

I am interested in traumatic stress and its comorbidities (e.g. affective disorders, substance abuse, metabolic dys-function, neurodegeneration). Using an iterative translation approach, we utilize both human and animal populations and focus on reciprocal connections between the brain and peripheral organs (e.g. liver, gut, lymph) in order to under-stand adverse outcomes of traumatic stress from a systems biology standpoint. We are especially interested in under-standing the role of monoamines (e.g. dopamine, seroto-nin) and neuromodulators (e.g. opioids, cytokines). We uti-lize computational medicine approaches (e.g. machine learning, big data, electronic health records, biomarkers) and are committed to open source science.

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Repetitive blast promotes chronic aversion to neutral cues encountered in the peri-blast environment.
(2020 Nov 2)
J Neurotrauma
Schindler A, Terry GE, Wolden-Hanson T, Cline MM, Park M, Lee SJ, Yagi M, Meabon J, Raskind M, Peskind E, Phillips PE, Cook D

Chronic elevation of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) is associated with a history of blast exposure.
(2020 Oct 15)
J Neurol Sci 417(): 117049
Meabon JS, Cook DG, Yagi M, Terry GE, Cross DJ, Muzi M, Pagulayan KF, Logsdon AF, Schindler AG, Ghai V, Wang K, Fallen S, Zhou Y, Kim TK, Lee I, Banks WA, Carlson ES, Mayer C, Hendrickson RC, Raskind MA, Marshall DA, Perl DP, Keene CD, Peskind ER

Nitric oxide synthase mediates cerebellar dysfunction in mice exposed to repetitive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury.
(2020 Jun 10)
Sci Rep 10(1): 9420
Logsdon AF, Schindler AG, Meabon JS, Yagi M, Herbert MJ, Banks WA, Raskind MA, Marshall DA, Keene CD, Perl DP, Peskind ER, Cook DG

Alterations in Plasma microRNA and Protein Levels in War Veterans with Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2020 Jun 15)
J Neurotrauma 37(12): 1418-1430
Ghai V, Fallen S, Baxter D, Scherler K, Kim TK, Zhou Y, Meabon JS, Logsdon AF, Banks WA, Schindler AG, Cook DG, Peskind ER, Lee I, Wang K

Untangling PTSD and TBI: Challenges and Strategies in Clinical Care and Research.
(2018 Nov 8)
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 18(12): 106
Hendrickson RC, Schindler AG, Pagulayan KF

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