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Browning JL, Wilson KA, Shandra O, Wei X, Mahmutovic D, Maharathi B, Robel S, VandeVord PJ, Olsen ML. Applying Proteomics and Computational Approaches to Identify Novel Targets in Blast-Associated Post-Traumatic Epilepsy. Int J Mol Sci. 2024 Mar 1;25(5):2880.  


*Arnold B, Ramakrishnan R, *Wright A, Wilson K, VandeVord PJ. An automated rat grimace scale for the assessment of pain. Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 1;13(1):18859.

*Norris C, Weatherbee J, Murphy S, Marquetti I, Maniakhina L, Boruch A, VandeVord P. A closed-body preclinical model to investigate blast-induced spinal cord injury. Front Mol Neurosci. 2023 Jun 13;16:1199732.

*Norris C, Weatherbee J, Murphy SF, VandeVord PJ. Quantifying acute changes in neurometabolism following blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Neurosci Res. 2024 Jan;198:47-56.

Boehringer SC, Johnston TV, Kwapisz LC, VandeVord PJ, Costa BM. CNS4 causes subtype-specific changes in agonist efficacy and reversal potential of permeant cations in NMDA receptors. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2023 Jun;11(3):e01107.

Gudenschwager-Basso EK, Shandra O, Volanth T, Patel DC, Kelly C, Browning JL, Wei X, Harris EA, Mahmutovic D, Kaloss AM, *Guilhaume-Corrêa F, Decker J, Maharathi B, Robel S, Sontheimer H, VandeVord PJ, Olsen ML, Theus MH. Atypical Neurogenesis, Astrogliosis, and Excessive Hilar Interneuron Loss Are Associated with the Development of Post-Traumatic Epilepsy. Cells. 2023 Apr 25;12(9):1248.  

White MR, VandeVord PJ. Regional variances depict a unique glial-specific inflammatory response following closed-head injury. Front Cell Neurosci. 2023 Feb 15;17:1076851.

*Guilhaume-Correa F, Pickrell AM, VandeVord PJ. The Imbalance of Astrocytic Mitochondrial Dynamics Following Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury. Biomedicines. 2023 Jan 24;11(2):329.


*Dickerson M, Murphy S, Hyppolite N, Brolinson PG, VandeVord P. Osteopathy in the Cranial Field as a Method to Enhance Brain Injury Recovery: A Preliminary Study. Neurotrauma Rep. 2022 Oct 27;3(1):456-472.

*Talty CE, *Norris C, VandeVord P. Defining Experimental Variability in Actuator-Driven Closed Head Impact in Rats. Ann Biomed Eng. 2022 Oct;50(10):1187-1202.  

McNeil E, Walilko T, Hulbert LE, VanMeter JW, LaConte S, VandeVord P, Zai L, Bentley TB. Development of a Minipig Model of BINT From Blast Exposure Using a Repeatable Mobile Shock Expansion Tube. Mil Med. 2023 Mar 20;188(3-4):e591-e599.

*Dickerson M, *Guilhaume-Corrêa F, Strickler J, and VandeVord PJ. Age-relevant in vitro models may lead to improved translational research for traumatic brain injury. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering 22: 100391, 2022.

Mazur RA, *Yokosawa R, VandeVord PJ, and Lampe KJ. The need for tissue-engineered models to facilitate the study of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in traumatic brain injury and repair. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering 22: 100378, 2022.


Sundaramurthy A, Kote VB, Pearson N, Boiczyk GM, McNeil EM, *Nelson AJ, Subramaniam DR, Rubio JE, Monson K, Hardy WN, VandeVord PJ, Unnikrishnan G, Reifman J. A 3-D Finite-Element Minipig Model to Assess Brain Biomechanical Responses to Blast Exposure. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021 Dec 17;9:757755.

*Dickerson MR, Murphy SF, Urban MJ, White Z, and VandeVord PJ. Chronic anxiety- and depression-like behaviors are associated with glial-driven pathology following repeated blast induced neurotrauma. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 15: 787475-787475, 2021.

McNeil E, Walilko T, Hulbert LE, VanMeter JW, LaConte S, VandeVord P, Zai L, and Bentley TB. Development of a minipig model of bint from blast exposure using a repeatable mobile shock expansion tube. Military Medicine, 2021.

*Norris C, Lisinski J, McNeil E, VanMeter JW, VandeVord P and LaConte S. MRI brain templates of the male yucatan minipig. NeuroImage 118015, 2021.


*Dickerson MR, Bailey ZS, Murphy SF, Urban MJ, VandeVord PJ, Glial Activation in the Thalamus Contributes to Vestibulomotor Deficits Following Blast-Induced Neurotrauma, Front. Neurol, 618, July 15, 2020.

Hlavac N, *Guilhaume-Corrêa F, VandeVord PJ. Mechano-stimulation initiated by extracellular adhesion and cationic conductance pathways influence astrocyte activation. Neurosci Lett. 2020 Nov 20;739:135405.


Hulbert LE, Bortoluzzi EM, Luo Y, Mumm JM, Coffin MJ, Becker GY, Vandevord PJ, McNeil EM, Walilko T, Khaing ZZ, Zai L. Noninvasive, In-pen Approach Test for Laboratory-housed Pigs. 2019 June 5

Hlavac N, VandeVord PJ. Astrocyte Mechano-Activation by High-Rate Overpressure Involves Alterations in Structural and Junctional Proteins. 2019 Feb 22.

Hubbard WB, Lashof-Sullivan M, *Greenberg S, *Norris C, Eck J, Lavik E, VandeVord P. Hemostatic nanoparticles increase survival, mitigate neuropathology and alleviate anxiety in a rodent blast trauma model. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 13;8(1):10622.


Fievisohn E, *Bailey Z, *Guettler A, VandeVord P. Primary Blast Brain Injury Mechanisms: Current Knowledge, Limitations, and Future Directions. J Biomech Eng. 2018 Feb 1;140(2).

*Waters M, VandeVord P, Van Dyke M. Keratin biomaterials augment anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype in vitro. Acta Biomater. 2018 Jan 15;66:213-223.

DeWitt D, Hawkins BE, Dixon CE, Kochanek PM, Armstead WM Ph.D, Bass C', Bramlett HM, Büki A, Dietrich WD, Ferguson AR, Hall ED, Hayes RL, Hinds Ii CSR, LaPlaca M, Long J, Meaney D, Mondello S, Noble-Haeusslein L, Poloyac SM, Prough DS, Robertson CS, Saatman KE, Shultz SR, Shear DA, Smith DH Dr, Valadka A, VandeVord PJ, Zhang L. Preclinical Testing of Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurotrauma. 2018 May 14. 

*Hubbard WB, Lashof-Sullivan M, *Greenberg S, *Norris C, *Eck J, Lavik E, VandeVord P. Hemostatic nanoparticles increase survival, mitigate neuropathology and alleviate anxiety in a rodent blast trauma model. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 13;8(1):10622.


*Hubbard WB, *Greenberg S, *Norris C, *Eck J, Lavik E, VandeVord P. Distinguishing the Unique Neuropathological Profile of Blast Polytrauma. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:5175249. doi: 10.1155/2017/5175249.


VandeVord PJ, *Sajja VS, *Ereifej E, *Hermundstad A, Mao S, Hadden TJ. Chronic Hormonal Imbalance and Adipose Redistribution Is Associated with Hypothalamic Neuropathology following Blast Exposure. J Neurotrauma; 2016: Jan 1;33 (1) 82-8. doi: 10.1089/neu.2014.3786

*Sajja VS, *Hlavac N, VandeVord PJ. Role of Glia in Memory Deficits Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Biomarkers of Glia Dysfunction. Front Integr Neurosci. 2016: 29; 10: 7. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2016.00007.

*Bailey, Z, *Grinter M and VandeVord P. Astrocyte Reactivity Following Blast Exposure Involves Aberrant Histone Acetylation. Front Molecular Neuroscience; 2016: Aug 8; 9:64. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2016.00064

VandeVord PJ, Leonardi AD, Ritzel D. Bridging the Gap of Standardized Animals Models for Blast Neurotrauma: Methodology for Appropriate Experimental Testing. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1462:101-18. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3816-2_7.

*Bailey ZS, Nilson E, Bates JA, *Oyalowo A, Hockey KS, Sajja VS, Thorpe C, Rogers H, Dunn B, Frey AS, Billings MJ, Sholar CA, Hermundstad A, Kumar C, VandeVord PJ, Rzigalinski BA. Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Improve Outcome After In Vitro and In Vivo Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma; 2016: 33, 13. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.464

*Bailey ZS, *Hubbard WB, VandeVord PJ. Cellular Mechanisms and Behavioral Outcomes in Blast-Induced Neurotrauma: Comparing Experimental Setups. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1462:119-38. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3816-2_8.


*Sajja VS, *Hubbard WB, VandeVord PJ. Subacute oxidative stress and glial reactivity in the amygdala are associated with increased anxiety following blast neurotrauma. Shock; 2015: 1:71-8. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000311.

*Hubbard WB, Lashof-Sullivan MM, Lavik E, VandeVord PJ. Steroid-Loaded Hemostatoc Nanoparticles Combat Lung Injury after Blast Trauma. ACS Macro Letters; 2015: 4;4:387-391. doi: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00061

*Hlavac N, *Miller S, *Grinter M, VandeVord P. Two and Three-Dimensional in Vitro Models of Blast-Induced Neurotrauma. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2015:10;51:439-445. 

*Bailey ZS, *Sajja VSS, *Hubbard WB, VandeVord P. Blast-Induced Neurotrauma leads to changes in the Epigenome. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2015:51:423-430.

*Banglmaier RF, Sander EA, VandeVord PJ. Induction and quantification of collagen fiber alignment in a three-dimensional hydroxyapatite-collagen composite scaffold. Acta Biomater; 2015: 17:26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.01.033.

*Bailey ZS, *Grinter MB, *De La Torre Campos D, VandeVord PJ. Blast induced neurotrauma causes overpressure dependent changes to the DNA methylation equilibrium. Neurosci Lett; 2015: Jul 29;604:119-123.

*Sajja VS, *Hubbard WB, Ghoddoussi F, *Hall CS, Galloway M, VandeVord PJ. Enduring deficits in memory and neuronal pathology after blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Scientific Reports; 2015: Nov 5; 5: 15075. doi: 10.1038/srep15075.

Kallakuri S, Purkait HS, Dalavayi S, VandeVord P, Cavanaugh JM. Blast overpressure induced axonal injury changes in rat brainstem and spinal cord. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2015: Oct-Dec;6(4):481-7. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.169767.


Sajja VS, Ereifej ES, VandeVord PJ. Hippocampal vulnerability and subacute response following varied blast magnitudes. Neurosci Lett; 2014: 6; 570:33-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.03.072.

*Sajja VS, Perrine SA, Ghoddoussi F, *Hall CS, Galloway MP, VandeVord PJ. Blast neurotrauma impairs working memory and disrupts prefrontal myo-inositol levels in rats. Mol Cell Neurosci; 2014: 59:119-26. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2014.02.004.

Kou Z, VandeVord PJ. Traumatic white matter injury and glial activation: From basic science to clinics. Glia; 2014; 62(11):1831-55.  doi: 10.1002/glia.22690.

Lashof-Sullivan MM, Shoffstall E, Atkins KT, Keane N, Bir C, VandeVord PJ, Lavik EB. Intravenously administered nanoparticles increase survival following blast trauma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2014: 15; 111(28):10293-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406979111.

*Hubbard BH, *Hall C, *Sajja VS, Lavik E, VandeVord PJ. Examining lethality risk for rodent studies of primary blast lung injury. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2014: 50; 92-9.

*Sajja VS, Tenn C, McLaws LJ, VandeVord PJ. IL-5; A diffuse biomarker Associated with brain inflammation after blast exposure. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2014:50; 375-82.

Alphonse VD, *Sajja VS, Kemper AR, Ritzel DV, Duma SM, VandeVord PJ.. Membrane characteristics for biological blast overpressure testing using blast simulators. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2014: 50;248-253.

Fievisohn E, *Sajja VS, VandeVord PJ, Hardy WN. Injury Comparison of Two Models of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Göttingen Minipig. Traffic Injury Prevention; 2014: 15 SUPPL 1:S81-7


Bhatti G, Jayanthi L, VandeVord PJ, Gebremichael Y. Computational investigation of the key factors affecting the second stage activation mechanisms of domain II m-calpain. Journal of Molecular Modeling; 2013: 19(2): 779-792. doi: 10.1007/s00894-012-1604-z.

*Sajja VS, Galloway M, Ghoddoussi F, Kepsel A, VandeVord PJ. Effects of Blast-Induced Neurotrauma on the Nucleus Accumbens. Journal of Neuroscience Research; 2013: 91(4):593-601. doi: 10.1007/s00894-012-1604-z.

Bou-Akl TH, *Banglemaier R, Miller, R, VandeVord PJ. Effect of crosslinking on the mechanical properties of mineralized and non-mineralized collagen fibers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2013: 101(9):2507-14. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34549.

*Cho HJ, *Sajja VS, VandeVord PJ, Lee YW. Blast induces oxidative stress, inflammation, neuronal loss and subsequent short-term memory impairment in rats. Neuroscience; 2013: 3;253C:9-20. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.08.037.

Hockey KS, *Hubbard WB, *Sajja VS, Sholar CA, Thorpe C, VandeVord PJ, Rzigalinski BA. A new model for mild blast injury utilizing Drosophila melanogaster. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2013: 49:134-40.

*Hampton CE, Thorpe CN, Sholar CA, VandeVord PJ. A novel bridge wire model of blast traumatic brain injury. Biomed Sci Instrum; 2013: 49:312-9.


Bir C, VandeVord PJ, Shen Y, Haacke EM. Effects of Variable Blast Pressures on Blood Flow and Oxygen Saturation in Rat Brain as Evidenced using MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 2012: 30(4):527-34. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2011.12.003.

*Sajja VS, Galloway M, Ghoddoussi F, *Thiruthalinathan D, Kepsel A, Hay K, Bir CA, VandeVord PJ. Blast-induced neurotrauma leads to neurochemical changes and neuronal degeneration in the rat hippocampus. NMR Biomedicine; 2012: 25:1331-1339. Note: This publication is recognized by Global medical discovery doi: 10.1002/nbm.2805.

*Sajja VS, Tenn C, McLaws LJ, VandeVord, PJ. A Temporal Evaluation of Serum Cytokines in Rats after Blast Exposure. Biomed Sciences Instrumentation; 2012: 48:374-379.

*Hampton, CE and VandeVord, PJ. Vibrational Frequency Response to Impact Loading of Skull Models. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation; 2012: 48:157-64.

Kane M, Angoa-Pérez M, Francescutti D, Sykes C, Briggs C, *Leung LY, VandeVord PJ, Kuhn D. Altered Gene Expression in Cultured Microglia in Response to Simulated Blast Overpressure: Possible Role of Pulse Duration, Neurosci Letters; 2012: 26;522(1):47-51.

*Leonardi AC, Keene, N. Bir CA, VandeVord PJ. Head Orientation Affects the Intracranial Pressure Response Resulting from Shock Wave Loading in the Rat, Journal of Biomechanics; 2012: 11;45(15):2595-602. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.08.024.

*Ereifej ES, Matthew HW, Newaz G, Mukhopadhyay A, Auner G, Salakhutdinov I, VandeVord PJ. Nanopatterning Effects on Astrocyte Reactivity, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research; 2012: 101(6):1743-57.  doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34480.