Michael S. Beattie

University of California, San Francisco, USA


Michael S. Beattie graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1972 with a B.S. in Biological Psychology. His Ph.D. in Neuropsychology and Neuroanatomy from the Ohio State University was granted in 1977. He did postdoctoral work with Drs. James King at Ohio State and Dr. Steven Kitai at Michigan State University. From 1979 until 2006, he was assistant, associate, and full professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, and then Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy. He helped form the department of Neuroscience, and was its chair from 1999 until 2006. He also served as the director of the Neuroscience Graduate program and the Neurobiology of Disease Institute at Ohio State, and was named to the Brumbaugh Chair in Neuroscience from 2000-2006. In 2006, Dr. Beattie and his wife and colleague Dr. Jacqueline Bresnahan, moved their laboratory to the University of California, San Francisco Brain and Spinal Injury Center in the Department of Neurological Surgery, where he is now a Professor and principal investigator. Research interests include spinal cord secondary injury, cell death and repair, neuroinflammation, and recovery of function after CBS injury. Dr. Beattie has served on numerous NIH and foundation study sections and review panels, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the C.H. Nielsen Foundation, The Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Program, and Acorda Therapeutics.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2009

Scholarly Contributions [Data Provided by ]