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Dimitry Sayenko, MD, PhD

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

Neuromodulation & Recovery Lab
Description of Research

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

Alterations of Spinal Epidural Stimulation-Enabled Stepping by Descending Intentional Motor Commands and Proprioceptive Inputs in Humans With Spinal Cord Injury
Gill, ML, Linde, MB, Hale, RF, Lopez, C, Fautsch, KJ, Calvert, JS, Veith, DD, Beck, LA, Garlanger, KL, Sayenko, DG, Lavrov, IA, Thoreson, AR, Grahn, PJ & Zhao, KD 2021, , Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, vol. 14, 590231.

Epidural Electrical Stimulation of the Lumbosacral Spinal Cord Improves Trunk Stability During Seated Reaching in Two Humans With Severe Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
Gill, ML, Linde, MB, Fautsch, K, Clinic, M, Lopez, C, Veith, DD, Calvert, JS, Beck, LA, Garlanger, K, Reggie Edgerton, V, Sayenko, D, Lavrov, IA, Thoreson, AR, Grahn, PJ & Zhao, KD 2020, , Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, vol. 14, 79.

Complications of epidural spinal stimulation: lessons from the past and alternatives for the future
Taccola, G, Barber, S, Horner, PJ, Bazo, HAC & Sayenko, D 2020, , Spinal Cord, vol. 58, no. 10, pp. 1049-1059.

Selective Antagonism of A1 Adenosinergic Receptors Strengthens the Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network During Epidural Spinal Stimulation
Taccola, G, Salazar, BH, Apicella, R, Hogan, MK, Horner, PJ & Sayenko, D 2020, , Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, vol. 14, 44.

Interlimb conditioning of lumbosacral spinally evoked motor responses after spinal cord injury
Atkinson, DA, Sayenko, DG, DAmico, JM, Mink, A, Lorenz, DJ, Gerasimenko, YP & Harkema, S 2020, , Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 131, no. 7, pp. 1519-1532.

Impact of long-term epidural electrical stimulation enabled task-specific training on secondary conditions of chronic paraplegia in two humans
Beck, L, Veith, D, Linde, M, Gill, M, Calvert, J, Grahn, P, Garlanger, K, Husmann, D, Lavrov, I, Sayenko, D, Strommen, J, Lee, K & Zhao, K 2020, , Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, pp. 1-6.

The relationship between maximum tolerance and motor activation during transcutaneous spinal stimulation is unaffected by the carrier frequency or vibration
Manson, GA, Calvert, JS, Ling, J, Tychhon, B, Ali, A & Sayenko, DG 2020, , Physiological Reports, vol. 8, no. 5, e14397.

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.

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.

On the reflex mechanisms of cervical transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in human subjects
Milosevic, M, Masugi, Y, Sasaki, A, Sayenko, DG & Nakazawa, K 2019, , Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 121, no. 5, pp. 1672-1679.

Common neuromuscular effects of epidural and transcutaneous lumbar spinal stimulation
Sayenko, D, Dalm, BD, Horner, PJ & Britz, GW 2019, The Spinal Cord Injury Summit, American Spinal Injury Association’s (ASIA) Annual Scientific Meeting, , Hawaii, 2019, Waikiki, United States, 4/2/15 - 4/5/19, .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Autonomic Neuroprosthesis: Noninvasive Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation Restores Autonomic Cardiovascular Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Phillips, AA, Squair, JW, Sayenko, DG, Edgerton, VR, Gerasimenko, Y & Krassioukov, AV 2018, , Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 446-451.

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.