John T. PovlishockCurrent Position

Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Director, Commonwealth Center for the Study of Brain Injury
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia, USA


PhD, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1973, Neuroanatomy
MS, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1971, Neuroanatomy
BS, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1969, Biology

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Greer JE, Hanell A, McGinn MJ, Povlishock JT. Mild traumatic brain injury in the mouse induces axotomy primarily within the axon initial segment. Acta Neuropathol. 2013 Jul; 126(1): 59-74. PMCID: PMC3691315.

Greer JE, Povlishock JT, Jacobs KM. Electrophysiological abnormalities in both axotomized and nonaxotomized pyramidal neurons following mild traumatic brain injury. J Neurosci. 2012 May 9; 32(19): 6682-6687. PMCID: PMC3705917.

Miyauchi T, Wei EP, Povlishock JT. Therapeutic targeting of the axonal and microvascular change associated with repetitive mild traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Oct 1; 30(19): 1664-1671. PMCID: PMC3787368.

Smith DH, Hicks R, Povlishock JT. Therapy development for diffuse axonal injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Mar 1; 30(5): 307-323. PMCID: PMC3627407.

Wang J, Fox MA, Povlishock JT. Diffuse traumatic axonal injury in the optic nerve does not elicit retinal ganglion cell loss. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2013 Aug; 72(8): 768-781. PMCID: PMC3753119.

Lafrenaye AD, McGinn MJ, Povlishock JT. Increased intracranial pressure after diffuse traumatic brain injury exacerbates neuronal somatic membrane poration but not axonal injury: Evidence for primary intracranial pressure-induced neuronal perturbation. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012 Oct; 32(10): 1919-1932. PMCID: PMC3463883.

Fujita M, Oda Y, Wei EP, Povlishock JT. The combination of either Tempol or FK506 with delayed hypothermia: Implications for traumatically induced microvascular and axonal protection. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Jul; 28(7): 1209-1218. PMCID: PMC3136741.

Greer JE, McGinn MJ, Povlishock JT. Diffuse traumatic axonal injury in the mouse induces atrophy, c-Jun activation, and axonal outgrowth in the axotomized neuronal population. J Neurosci. 2011 Mar 30; 31(13): 5089-5105. PMCID: PMC3076099.

Neuwelt EA, Bauer B, Fahlke C, Fricker G, Iadecola C, Janigro D, Leybaert L, Molnar Z, O'Donnell ME, Povlishock JT, Saunders NR, Sharp F, Stanimirovic D, Watts RJ, Drewes LR. Engaging neuroscience to advance translational research in brain barrier biology. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2011 Mar; 12(3): 169-182. PMCID: PMC3335275.

Oda Y, Gao G, Wei EP, Povlishock JT. Combinational therapy using hypothermia and the immunophilin ligand FK506 to target altered pial arteriolar reactivity, axonal damage, and blood-brain barrier dysfunction after traumatic brain injury in rat. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Apr; 31(4): 1143-1154. PMCID: PMC3070975.

Gao G, Oda Y, Wei EP, Povlishock JT. The adverse pial arteriolar and axonal consequences of traumatic brain injury complicated by hypoxia and their therapeutic modulation with hypothermia in rat. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2010 Mar; 30(3): 628-637. PMCID: PMC2949135.

Mazzeo AT, Brophy GM, Gilman CB, Alves OL, Robles JR, Hayes RL, Povlishock JT, Bullock MR. Safety and tolerability of cyclosporin a in severe traumatic brain injury patients: Results from a prospective randomized trial. J Neurotrauma. 2009 Dec; 26(12): 2195-2206. PMCID: PMC2824218.

McGinn MJ, Kelley BJ, Akinyi L, Oli MW, Liu MC, Hayes RL, Wang KK, Povlishock JT. Biochemical, structural, and biomarker evidence for calpain-mediated cytoskeletal change after diffuse brain injury uncomplicated by contusion. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2009 Mar; 68(3): 241-249. PMCID: PMC2779123.


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