Dimitry Sayenko

Dimitry Sayenko, MD, PhD

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


Neuromodulation & Recovery Lab


dgsayenko@houstonmethodist.org
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
Publications

Characterization of interlimb interaction via transcutaneous spinal stimulation of cervical and lumbar spinal enlargements
Atkinson, DA, Steele, AG, Manson, GA, Sheynin, J, Oh, J, Gerasimenko, YP & Sayenko, DG 2022, , Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 127, no. 4, pp. 1075-1085. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00456.2021

Characterization of spinal sensorimotor network using transcutaneous spinal stimulation during voluntary movement preparation and performance
Steele, AG, Atkinson, DA, Varghese, B, Oh, J, Markley, RL & Sayenko, DG 2021, , Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 24, 5958. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10245958

Voluntary modulation of evoked responses generated by epidural and transcutaneous spinal stimulation in humans with spinal cord injury
Calvert, JS, Gill, ML, Linde, MB, Veith, DD, Thoreson, AR, Lopez, C, Lee, KH, Gerasimenko, YP, Edgerton, VR, Lavrov, IA, Zhao, KD, Grahn, PJ & Sayenko, DG 2021, , Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 21, 4898. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10214898

Low-intensity and short-duration continuous cervical transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation intervention does not prime the corticospinal and spinal reflex pathways in able-bodied subjects
Sasaki, A, de Freitas, RM, Sayenko, DG, Masugi, Y, Nomura, T, Nakazawa, K & Milosevic, M 2021, , Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 16, 3633. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10163633

Selectivity and excitability of upper-limb muscle activation during cervical transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in humans
de Freitas, RM, Sasaki, A, Sayenko, DG, Masugi, Y, Nomura, T, Nakazawa, K & Milosevic, M 2021, , Journal of applied physiology, vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 746-759. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00132.2021

Transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation improves postural stability in individuals with multiple sclerosis
Roberts, BWR, Atkinson, DA, Manson, GA, Markley, R, Kaldis, T, Britz, GW, Horner, PJ, Vette, AH & Sayenko, DG 2021, , Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, vol. 52, 103009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.103009

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2020.590231

Potential impact of epidural stimulation on neurogenic bladder function and the value of urodynamic studies throughout usage
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 2021, , Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 515-516. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2021.1918979

A contemporary review of therapeutic and regenerative management of intracerebral hemorrhage
Sadaf, H, Desai, VR, Misra, V, Golanov, E, Hegde, ML, Villapol, S, Karmonik, C, Regnier-Golanov, A, Sayenko, D, Horner, PJ, Krencik, R, Weng, YL, Vahidy, FS & Britz, GW 2021, , Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 2211-2221. https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.51443, https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.51443, https://doi.org/doi: 10.1002/acn3.51443

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2020.569337

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-020-0505-8

Selective Antagonism of A1 Adenosinergic Receptors Strengthens the Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network During Epidural Spinal Stimulation
Taccola, G, Salazar, B, Apicella, R, Hogan, MK, Horner, PJ & Sayenko, D 2020, , Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, vol. 14, 44. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2020.00044

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.03.021

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, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2020.1739894

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. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.14397

Effects of microgravity on postural control: Concepts pioneered by i.b. Kozlovskaya
Sayenko, DG & Tomilovskaya, ES 2020, , Aviakosmicheskaya i Ekologicheskaya Meditsina, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 43-49. https://doi.org/10.21687/0233-528X-2020-54-6-43-49

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, pp. 44. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2020.00044

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, DG & Nakazawa, K 2019, , Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 121, no. 5, pp. 1672-1679. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00802.2018