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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

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

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. DOI: 10.1038/s41591-018-0175-7

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

An Autonomic Neuroprosthesis: Noninvasive Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation Restores Autonomic Cardiovascular Function in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Phillips, AA, Squair, JW, Sayenko, D, Edgerton, VR, Gerasimenko, Y & Krassioukov, AV 2018, Journal of Neurotrauma, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 446-451. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2017.5082

Erratum to: Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia (Nature Medicine, (2018), 10.1038/s41591-018-0175-7)
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. DOI: 10.1038/s41591-018-0248-7

Erratum to: Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia (Nature Medicine, (2018), 10.1038/s41591-018-0175-7)
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. DOI: 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, pp. 1196. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01196

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

And yet it moves: Recovery of volitional control after spinal cord injury
Taccola, G, Sayenko, D, Gad, P, Gerasimenko, Y & Edgerton, VR 2018, Progress in Neurobiology, vol. 160, pp. 64-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2017.10.004

Feed-Forwardness of Spinal Networks in Posture and Locomotion
Gerasimenko, Y, Sayenko, D, Gad, P, Liu, CT, Tillakaratne, NJK, Roy, RR, Kozlovskaya, I & Edgerton, VR 2017, Neuroscientist, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 441-453. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073858416683681

Spinal and sensory neuromodulation of spinal neuronal networks in humans
Gerasimenko, YP, McKinney, Z, Sayenko, D, Gad, P, Gorodnichev, RM, Grundfest, W, Edgerton, VR & Kozlovskaya, IB 2017, Human Physiology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 492-500. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0362119717050061

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

Ankle muscle co-contractions during quiet standing are associated with decreased postural steadiness in the elderly
Vette, AH, Sayenko, D, Jones, M, Abe, MO, Nakazawa, K & Masani, K 2017, Gait and Posture, vol. 55, pp. 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.032

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