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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


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

Interlimb conditioning of lumbosacral spinally evoked motor responses after spinal cord injury
Atkinson, DA, Sayenko, D, 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

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, D 2020, Physiological Reports, vol. 8, no. 5, e14397. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.14397

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2020.1739894

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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.

Weight bearing over-ground stepping in an exoskeleton with non-invasive spinal cord neuromodulation after motor complete paraplegia
Gad, P, Gerasimenko, Y, Zdunowski, S, Turner, A, Sayenko, D, Lu, DC & Edgerton, VR 2017, Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 11, no. JUN, 333. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2017.00333

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

Noninvasive reactivation of motor descending control after paralysis
Gerasimenko, YP, Lu, DC, Modaber, M, Zdunowski, S, Gad, P, Sayenko, D, Morikawa, E, Haakana, P, Ferguson, AR, Roy, RR & Edgerton, VR 2015, Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 32, no. 24, pp. 1968-1980. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2015.4008

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

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