Advancing SCI Treatment with Non-Invasive Spinal Stimulation: Translating Applied Research to Advanced Development
May 18, 2022 7:00 pm – Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House New Orleans (By Registration Only)
525 Fulton Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Join Yi-Kai Lo, CEO of ANEUVO, for our company presentation, “Advancing SCI Treatment with Non-Invasive Spinal Stimulation – Translating Applied Research to Advanced Development,” followed by an interactive panel discussion with our clinical collaborators, Dr. Dimitry Sayenko of Houston Methodist and Dr. Rebecca Martin of Kennedy Krieger Institute to learn more about translation of spinal neuromodulation research paradigms into clinical practice for patients living with paralysis due to spinal cord injury.
Yi-Kai Lo, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Yi-Kai Lo is an entrepreneur, engineer, and scientist who started his career as an integrated circuit designer and then eventually dived deeply into the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience, neuroengineering, and bioelectronic medicine. He received his PhD in Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angele with the objective to investigate underlying biological mechanisms and then develop and validate relevant new devices and technologies. In 2016, he co-founded ANEUVO, a company dedicated to developing bioelectronic treatments for chronic conditions and injuries incurable through pharmaceutical agents.
Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Dr. Rebecca Martin is the Manager of Clinical Research and Education at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Martin received her Bachelors of Science from Boston University and her Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University. As the Manager of Clinical Research and Education, she is responsible for program development, staff training, and oversight of the clinical research program. Dr. Martin speaks nationally on topics related to Activity-Based Rehabilitation; she has taught many continuing education courses in the areas of neurological pathology, rehabilitation, and research. Her current research is in novel applications of electrical stimulation to restore functions lost to spinal cord injury.
Dimitry Sayenko, MD, Ph.D
Dr. Dimitry Sayenko graduated in 1996 from the Russian State Medical University with an MD degree. From 1996 to 2006, he was a researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Problems, specializing in biomedical aspects of spaceflights. In 2005, he received a PhD in Aerospace Medicine, with a thesis on the effect of microgravity on postural control in cosmonauts and astronauts. Dr. Sayenko completed his postdoctoral training at the National Rehabilitation Center in Japan (2006-2008), as well as at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada (2008-2012). From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Sayenko held a faculty appointment at the University of Louisville, where he investigated the mechanisms of neuromodulation induced by epidural spinal stimulation. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Sayenko worked at the UCLA, and utilized spinal stimulation in individuals with spinal cord injury to recover sensorimotor function in the upper and lower limbs. Dr. Sayenko’s research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute focuses on the mechanisms and effects of spinal neuromodulation in the sensorimotor recovery after neurological disorders and injuries, including multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.
ANEUVO is developing revolutionary bioelectronic medicine to dramatically improve the quality of human life with solutions to treat injuries and diseases incurable through conventional medical treatment.