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Dr. Romero is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at University of Texas at Arlington. He received his doctorate in Neuroscience from Tulane University and did postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center as Associate Member of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury. Prior to joining UTA, he served as Director of the Regenerative Neurobiology Research Division at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Plastic Surgery at UTSW Medical Center. His research focus is in uncovering the molecular basis of axon guidance and target recognition during development and after injury. Specific research areas include: spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve gap repair, and regenerative peripheral neurointerfaces for the control and feel of robotic prosthetic limbs. He has received funding from the Texas Higher Education Board, the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has published 36 peer-reviewed manuscripts including those in J. Neuroscience, Neuron, and Nature Nanotechnology and serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroengineering, and as reviewer for more than 20 Scientific Journals, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He also serves as Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Advanced Regenerative Technologies, a company that commercializes the Biosynthetic Nerve Implant developed in his laboratory. He recently received the Tech Titans Award in Technology Innovation by the Metroplex Technology Business Council.
To learn more Dr. Romero's research, visit http://www.uta.edu/faculty/mromero/
The 2013 TEDxUTA Event @ The University Of Texas At Arlington
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