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Jennifer Dulin

Assistant Professor

Fax: 979-845-2891


Lab Website

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
Phone: 979-845-4589

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building

Joined the Department in 2017

  • BS, 2005 Texas A&M University Biochemistry
  • PhD, 2012 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Neuroscience
  • Postdoctoral Research, UC San Diego, Neurosciences



The goals of the Dulin lab are (1) to gain new understanding about the pathophysiology underlying central and peripheral dysfunctions after spinal cord injury, and (2) to develop robust new therapies that can improve quality of life for those living with spinal cord injury. Specifically, we are working to develop optimized neural stem/progenitor cell transplantation approaches to restore neural circuitry controlling motor, sensory, and autonomic functions. We strive to combine a high level of scientific rigor with transparency and collaboration in order to drive the field forward toward the development of powerful clinical therapies.

  1. Letchuman, S, Tucker, A, Miranda, D, Adkins, RL, Aceves, M, Dietz, V et al.. Transcription Factor Hb9 Is Expressed in Glial Cell Lineages in the Developing Mouse Spinal Cord. eNeuro. 2022;9 (6):. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0214-22.2022. PubMed PMID:36265906 PubMed Central PMC9636997.
  2. Dietz, VA, Roberts, N, Knox, K, Moore, S, Pitonak, M, Barr, C et al.. Fighting for recovery on multiple fronts: The past, present, and future of clinical trials for spinal cord injury. Front Cell Neurosci. 2022;16 :977679. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2022.977679. PubMed PMID:36212690 PubMed Central PMC9533868.
  3. Pitonak, M, Aceves, M, Kumar, PA, Dampf, G, Green, P, Tucker, A et al.. Effects of biological sex mismatch on neural progenitor cell transplantation for spinal cord injury in mice. Nat Commun. 2022;13 (1):5380. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-33134-x. PubMed PMID:36104357 PubMed Central PMC9474813.
  4. Dietz, V, Knox, K, Moore, S, Roberts, N, Corona, KK, Dulin, JN et al.. Dorsal horn neuronal sparing predicts the development of at-level mechanical allodynia following cervical spinal cord injury in mice. Exp Neurol. 2022;352 :114048. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2022.114048. PubMed PMID:35304102 PubMed Central PMC9528114.
  5. Aceves, M, Dietz, VA, Dulin, JN, Jeffery, U, Jeffery, ND. An Analysis of Variability in "CatWalk" Locomotor Measurements to Aid Experimental Design and Interpretation. eNeuro. 2020;7 (4):. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0092-20.2020. PubMed PMID:32647037 PubMed Central PMC7458803.
  6. Fischer, I, Dulin, JN, Lane, MA. Transplanting neural progenitor cells to restore connectivity after spinal cord injury. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2020;21 (7):366-383. doi: 10.1038/s41583-020-0314-2. PubMed PMID:32518349 PubMed Central PMC8384139.
  7. Conner, JM, Bain, GL, Dulin, JN. Intraspinal and Intracortical Delivery of AAV Vectors for Intersectional Circuit Tracing in Non-transgenic Species. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1950 :165-176. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9139-6_9. PubMed PMID:30783973 .
  8. Koffler, J, Zhu, W, Qu, X, Platoshyn, O, Dulin, JN, Brock, J et al.. Biomimetic 3D-printed scaffolds for spinal cord injury repair. Nat Med. 2019;25 (2):263-269. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0296-z. PubMed PMID:30643285 PubMed Central PMC6559945.
  9. Poplawski, GHD, Lie, R, Hunt, M, Kumamaru, H, Kawaguchi, R, Lu, P et al.. Adult rat myelin enhances axonal outgrowth from neural stem cells. Sci Transl Med. 2018;10 (442):. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal2563. PubMed PMID:29794059 PubMed Central PMC8377986.
  10. Dulin, JN, Adler, AF, Kumamaru, H, Poplawski, GHD, Lee-Kubli, C, Strobl, H et al.. Injured adult motor and sensory axons regenerate into appropriate organotypic domains of neural progenitor grafts. Nat Commun. 2018;9 (1):84. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02613-x. PubMed PMID:29311559 PubMed Central PMC5758751.
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