Co-Investigator; Co-Director of the Mechanotransductive Methods Core, UT Austin Site Lead
Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a tenured, full professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology, the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She graduated from the University of Utah and the University of Nevada with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and completed her PhD in Anatomy at the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a member of CARE (Clinically Applied Rehabilitation Engineering), a multidisciplinary organization at UT Austin that supports collaborations across the disciplines of engineering, rehabilitation, and neuroscience. She is actively involved in the Society for Neurotrauma, serving as a counselor, and the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Noble-Haeusslein is a regular member and chair of the NIH NSDA study section and has co-authored 3 reports by the Institute of Medicine that addressed nutrition and long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries. Her research relies on preclinical models of neurotrauma and cellular, molecular, and behavioral tools to map those key pathogenic mechanisms, emerging acutely post injury, that are determinants of long-term recovery. This multifaceted approach has led to the discovery of new pharmacologic and stem-cell based therapeutics that ameliorate locomotor and bladder dysfunction and central neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury as well as improved cognition after traumatic injury to the developing brain.