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Dimitry Sayenko, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Neuromodulation & Recovery Lab


dgsayenko@houstonmethodist.org
Biography

Physiology, Neuroscience, Motor Control, Balance, Postural Control, Locomotion, Spinal Cord, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Neuromodulation

Areas Of Expertise

Stroke Neuroscience Neuromodulation Spinal Cord Injury Physiology Spinal cord Spinal Cord Stimulation Motor Control Postural Control Locomotion
Publications

Motor Control after Human SCI Through Activation of Muscle Synergies under Spinal Cord Stimulation
Cheng, R, Sui, Y, Sayenko, D & Burdick, JW 2019, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 27, no. 6, 8704925, pp. 1331-1340. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2914433

Electrophysiological guidance of epidural electrode array implantation over the human lumbosacral spinal cord to enable motor function after chronic paralysis
Calvert, JS, Grahn, PJ, Strommen, JA, Lavrov, IA, Beck, LA, Gill, ML, Linde, MB, Brown, DA, Van Straaten, MG, Veith, DD, Lopez, C, Sayenko, D, Gerasimenko, YP, Edgerton, VR, Zhao, KD & Lee, KH 2019, Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1451-1460. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2018.5921

On the reflex mechanisms of cervical transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in human subjects
Milosevic, M, Masugi, Y, Sasaki, A, Sayenko, D & Nakazawa, K 2019, Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 121, no. 5, pp. 1672-1679. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00802.2018

Dry Immersion as a ground-based model of microgravity physiological effects
Tomilovskaya, ES, Shigueva, T, Sayenko, D, Rukavishnikov, IV & Kozlovskaya, I 2019, Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 10, no. MAR, 284. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00284

Basic concepts underlying activity- dependent mechanisms in the rehabilitation of sensory-motor function after spinal cord injury
Edgerton, VR, Gerasimenko, Y, Gad, P & Sayenko, D 2018, . in S Kirshblum & VW Lin (eds), Spinal Cord Medicine: Third Edition. 3rd edn, Springer Publishing Company, pp. 897-911.

On Muscle Activation for Improving Robotic Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury
Cheng, R, Sui, Y, Sayenko, D & Burdick, JW 2018, . in 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018., 8593973, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 798-805, 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018, Madrid, Spain, 10/1/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2018.8593973

Trunk Stability Enabled by Noninvasive Spinal Electrical Stimulation after Spinal Cord Injury
Rath, M, Vette, AH, Ramasubramaniam, S, Li, K, Burdick, J, Edgerton, VR, Gerasimenko, YP & Sayenko, DG 2018, Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 35, no. 21, pp. 2540-2553. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2017.5584

Self-assisted standing enabled by non-invasive spinal stimulation after spinal cord injury
Sayenko, D, Rath, M, Ferguson, AR, Burdick, JW, Havton, LA, Edgerton, VR & Gerasimenko, YP 2019, Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1435-1450. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2018.5956

Electrical spinal stimulation, and imagining of lower limb movements to modulate brain-spinal connectomes that control locomotor-like behavior
Gerasimenko, Y, Sayenko, D, Gad, P, Kozesnik, J, Moshonkina, T, Grishin, A, Pukhov, A, Moiseev, S, Gorodnichev, R, Selionov, V, Kozlovskaya, I & Edgerton, VR 2018, Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, no. SEP, 1196. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01196

Vestibulospinal and corticospinal modulation of lumbosacral network excitability in human subjects
Sayenko, D, Atkinson, DA, Mink, A, Gurley, KM, Edgerton, VR, Harkema, SJ & Gerasimenko, Y 2018, Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, no. 1746.

Publisher Correction: Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia
Gill, ML, Grahn, PJ, Calvert, JS, Linde, MB, Lavrov, IA, Strommen, JA, Beck, LA, Sayenko, DG, Van Straaten, MG, Drubach, DI, Veith, DD, Thoreson, AR, Lopez, C, Gerasimenko, YP, Edgerton, VR, Lee, KH & Zhao, KD 2018, Nature Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-018-0248-7

Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia
Gill, ML, Grahn, PJ, Calvert, JS, Linde, MB, Lavrov, IA, Strommen, JA, Beck, LA, Sayenko, DG, Van Straaten, MG, Drubach, DI, Veith, DD, Thoreson, AR, Lopez, C, Gerasimenko, YP, Edgerton, VR, Lee, KH & Zhao, KD 2018, Nature medicine, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 1677-1682. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-018-0175-7

Enabling Task-Specific Volitional Motor Functions via Spinal Cord Neuromodulation in a Human With Paraplegia
Grahn, PJ, Lavrov, IA, Sayenko, D, Van Straaten, MG, Gill, ML, Strommen, JA, Calvert, JS, Drubach, DI, Beck, LA, Linde, MB, Thoreson, AR, Lopez, C, Mendez, AA, Gad, PN, Gerasimenko, YP, Edgerton, VR, Zhao, KD & Lee, KH 2017, Mayo Clinic proceedings, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 544-554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2017.02.014

Effects of paired transcutaneous electrical stimulation delivered at single and dual sites over lumbosacral spinal cord
Sayenko, D, Atkinson, DA, Floyd, TC, Gorodnichev, RM, Moshonkina, TR, Harkema, SJ, Edgerton, VR & Gerasimenko, YP 2015, Neuroscience Letters, vol. 609, pp. 229-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2015.10.005

Iron 'ElectriRx' man: Overground stepping in an exoskeleton combined with noninvasive spinal cord stimulation after paralysis
Gad, PN, Gerasimenko, YP, Zdunowski, S, Sayenko, D, Haakana, P, Turner, A, Lu, D, Roy, RR & Edgerton, VR 2015, . in 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015. vol. 2015-November, 7318563, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 1124-1127, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015, Milan, Italy, 8/25/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318563

Transcutaneous electrical spinal-cord stimulation in humans
Gerasimenko, Y, Gorodnichev, R, Moshonkina, T, Sayenko, D, Gad, P & Reggie Edgerton, V 2015, Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 58, no. 4, 879, pp. 225-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2015.05.003

Video Game-Based Approach in Calf Muscle Training: Lessons from Pilot Study.
Sayenko, D, Robinson , MF, Milosevic, M, Masani, K & Popovic, MR 2013, Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle. https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-910X.1000110

Typing with eye-gaze and tooth-clicks
Zhao, X, Guestrin, ED, Sayenko, D, Simpson, T, Gauthier, M & Popovic, MR 2012, . in Proceedings - ETRA 2012: Eye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium. pp. 341-344, 7th Eye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium, ETRA 2012, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 3/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2168556.2168632

Facilitation of the soleus stretch reflex induced by electrical excitation of plantar cutaneous afferents located around the heel
Sayenko, D, Vette, AH, Kamibayashi, K, Nakajima, T, Akai, M & Nakazawa, K 2007, Neuroscience Letters, vol. 415, no. 3, pp. 294-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2007.01.037

Effects of strength training, using a gravity-independent exercise system performed during 110 days of simulated space station confinement
Alkner, BA, Berg, HE, Kozlovskaya, I, Sayenko, D & Tesch, PA 2003, European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 90, no. 1-2, pp. 44-49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-003-0850-2

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