Ronaldo M. Ichiyama

University of Leeds, UK

Ronaldo Ichiyama, PhD is Professor of Neural Control of Movement at the School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds.  He is an expert in recovery of motor function following spinal cord injuries (SCI). He completed his PhD at the University of Illinois, USA and went on to develop his post-doctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles under the supervision of Prof V. Reggie Edgerton. He was also an Associate of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation International Consortium for Research in SCI.

Prof Ichiyama’s work involve both animal models and human/clinical studies investigating neuromodulation, neuroregeneration and neurorehabilitation following SCI. He was instrumental in the early development of epidural electrical stimulation for recovery of motor function after severe SCI. His work continue to develop translational interventions focused on activity-dependent plasticity and combinatorial approaches. This work is accomplished through on-going national (Cambridge University, King’s College London, Imperial College, University College London, University of Glasgow) and international collaborations (Switzerland, Portugal, USA, Brazil, Spain, China).