John A. Wolf, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department: Neurosurgery
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Rm.172A Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-4680
Lab: 215-898-5102
B.A. (Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
M.S.Ed (School and Mental Health Counseling)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My laboratory focuses on the effects of traumatic brain injury on the limbic system, including the hippocampus, PFC, and amygdala. We are particularly interested in the changes in coding in these structures, as well as the interactions between them, in both cognition and emotional processing. We are developing new targets of neuromodulation for these regions and their connections as well.

Selected Publications

Wofford Kathryn L, Harris James P, Browne Kevin D, Brown Daniel P, Grovola Michael R, Mietus Constance J, Wolf John A, Duda John E, Putt Mary E, Spiller Kara L, Kacy Cullen D: Rapid Neuroinflammatory Response Localized to Injured Neurons After Diffuse Traumatic Brain Injury in Swine. Experimental neurology Jan 2017.

Wolf, J. A., Johnson, B. N., Johnson, V. E., Putt, M. E., Browne, K. D., Mietus, C. J., Brown, D. P., Wofford, K. L., Smith, D. H., Grady, M. S., Cohen, A. S., Cullen, D. K.: Concussion Induces Hippocampal Circuitry Disruption in Swine. J Neurotrauma 34(14): 2303-2314, 2017.

Chen, H. I., Wolf, J. A., Smith, D. H.: Multichannel activity propagation across an engineered axon network. J Neural Eng 14(2): 026016, 2017.

Spaethling, J. M., Na, Y. J., Lee, J., Ulyanova, A. V., Baltuch, G. H., Bell, T. J., Brem, S., Chen, H. I., Dueck, H., Fisher, S. A., Garcia, M. P., Khaladkar, M., Kung, D. K., Lucas, T. H., Jr., O'Rourke, D. M., Stefanik, D., Wang, J., Wolf, J. A., Bartfai, T., Grady, M. S., Sul, J. Y., Kim, J., Eberwine, J. H.: Primary Cell Culture of Live Neurosurgically Resected Aged Adult Human Brain Cells and Single Cell Transcriptomics. Cell Rep 18(3): 791-803, 2017.

Adewole Dayo O, Serruya Mijail D, Harris James P, Burrell Justin C, Petrov Dmitriy, Chen H Isaac, Wolf John A, Cullen D Kacy: The Evolution of Neuroprosthetic Interfaces. Critical reviews in biomedical engineering 44(1-2): 123-52, 2016.

Wolf John A, Koch Paul F: Disruption of Network Synchrony and Cognitive Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury. Frontiers in systems neuroscience 10: 43, 2016.

Chen H Isaac, Jgamadze Dennis, Serruya Mijail D, Cullen D Kacy, Wolf John A, Smith Douglas H: Neural Substrate Expansion for the Restoration of Brain Function. Frontiers in systems neuroscience 10: 1, 2016.

Cullen D Kacy, Harris James P, Browne Kevin D, Wolf John A, Duda John E, Meaney David F, Margulies Susan S, Smith Douglas H: A Porcine Model of Traumatic Brain Injury via Head Rotational Acceleration. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1462: 289-324, 2016.

Struzyna Laura A, Wolf John A, Mietus Constance J, Adewole Dayo O, Chen H Isaac, Smith Douglas H, Cullen D Kacy: Rebuilding Brain Circuitry with Living Micro-Tissue Engineered Neural Networks. Tissue engineering. Part A 21(21-22): 2744-56, Nov 2015.

Koch P, Tekriwal A, Grovola M, Ulyanova AV, Cullen DK, Wolf JA: Hippocampal neurophysiology in awake behaving swine after diffuse brain injury. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL Oct 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation

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Last updated: 04/15/2018
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