Kristina Witcher

Medical Scientist Training Program Student; Co-Advisors: Jonathan Godbout and Daniel Eiferman
Graduate Student



My current research interest is in understanding the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and how microglia and macrophages propagate neuroinflammation following injury.


2016 - Anthony Marmarou Award, National Neurotrauma Society

2016 - Second place biological sciences poster, Edward Hayes Graduate Forum, OSU

2016 - Fellow, T32 Training Grant NIH-CTOC


Witcher KG, Godbout JP. Can Sustained Glia-Mediated Brain Inflammation After Repeated Concussive Brain Injury Be Detected In Vivo? JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jan 1;74(1):23-25. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.4539. PubMed PMID: 27893875.

Witcher KG, Eiferman DS, Godbout JP. 2015. Priming the inflammatory pump of the CNS after traumatic brain injury. Trends in Neuroscience


Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum Oral Presentation – February 2017 – Columbus, OH
Medical Scientist Student Organization (MSSO) seminar – June 2017 – Columbus, OH
National Neurotrauma Society Meeting – June 2016 – Lexington, KY
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – November 2016 – San Diego, CA
College of Dentistry Research Day – February 2017 – Columbus, OH
IBMR Research Day – April 2017 – Columbus, OH
Areas of Expertise
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, and Gene Therapy

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