Zoe Hesp

Advisor: Dana McTigue
Alumni

 

Research:

I study remyelination in the context of traumatic spinal cord injury. My focus is on oligodendrocyte precursor cells and their contribution to remyelination and their necessity for regeneration. I am also the national Secretary for Nu Rho Psi, the national honorary in neuroscience.

Awards:

2015 - Fellow, NIH F31 NRSA
2015 - International Symposium on Neural Regeneration (ISNR) Travel Award, ISNR
2015 - Trainee Research Award, OSU Department of Neuroscience
2014 - Third Place Oral Presenter, Hayes Graduate Forum, The Ohio State University
2013 - Career Development Grant, The Ohio State University Council of Graduate Students
2012 - Susan L. Huntington Dean's Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University
2012 - College of Medicine Academic Excellence Fellowship, The Ohio State University

Publications: 

Hesp, Z., Goldstein, E., Miranda, C., Kaspar, B., & McTigue, D. (2015). Chronic oligodendrogenesis and remyelination after spinal cord injury in mice and rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(3):1274-90.

Presentations:

International Symposium on Neural Regeneration 2015, Pacific Grove, CA “Spinal cord injury induced long-term changes in SMAD1/5/8 and Akt phosphorylation” Hesp ZC, Church DM, McTigue DM (poster & selected oral presenter)

Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference 2015, Kennedy Space Center, FL. “The role of innate stem cells in repair after spinal cord injury” (invited oral presenter)

Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum 2015, The Ohio State University. “Spinal cord injury impairs remyelination and glial response to secondary trauma: The ‘anti‐priming’ effect,” (oral presenter – Biological Sciences)

Society for Neuroscience National Conference 2014, Washington, DC. “Ongoing oligodendrogenesis and remyelination after chronic spinal cord injury in mice and rats,” Hesp ZC, Goldstein EZ, Miranda C, Kaspar B, McTigue DM (poster)

Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum 2014, The Ohio State University “Chronic oligogenesis and remyelination after spinal cord injury in mice and rats” (oral presenter - 3rd place oral presenter winner)

OSUWMC Trainee Research Day, Columbus, OH; “Chronic oligogenesis and remyelination after spinal cord injury in mice and rats,” Hesp ZC, Miranda C, Kaspar B, McTigue DM (poster)

Gordon Research Conference & Seminar – Biology, Physiology and Pathology of Myelinating Glia, 2014, Ventura, CA' “Chronic oligogenesis and remyelination after spinal cord injury in mice and rats,” Hesp ZC, Miranda C, Kaspar B, McTigue DM (poster)

Neuroscience Poster Day 2013, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH;“Oligodendrogenesis and remyelination occur chronically after spinal cord injury in mice and rats,” Hesp ZC, Goldstein EZ, Wei P, Miranda C, Kaspar B, McTigue DM (poster)

Goldstein E, Hesp Z, McTigue D. CXCL12 stimulates oligodendrocyte progenitor proliferation in adult rat spinal cords.  Society for Neuroscience National Conference, New Orleans, LA 2012. (poster)

Areas of Expertise
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders and Gene/Clinical Therap
Education
  • BA in Zoology and French, Miami University
 
Zoe Hesp
670 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210