Lyn Jakeman

Program Director, Repair and Plasticity
Division of Neuroscience
Cluster Group
Repair & Plasticity
Areas of Interest
Spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury and regeneration

Dr. Lyn Jakeman is a Program Director providing oversight for extramural research on spinal cord injury and regeneration in the Repair and Plasticity Cluster at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Dr. Jakeman earned a B.A. degree in Biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Florida, where she studied embryonic spinal cord transplants and the injured adult rodent spinal cord. Dr. Jakeman did postdoctoral training in Neuroscience and Endocrinology at Genentech, Inc., focusing on growth factor receptor distribution studies. She then worked in discovery research in the Neuroscience Department at the Institute of Pharmacology at Syntex Research (Roche Biosciences) in Palo Alto, California. She returned to an academic setting at The Ohio State University (OSU) as a Research Scientist in the Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and was later hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology. At OSU, Dr. Jakeman ran a research lab with support from NIH and private foundations, seeking to understand the role of glial cells and the extracellular matrix in the limited repair and recovery of the spinal cord following injury. She was also co-investigator for the NINDS Facilities of Research Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury (FORESCI) training program and study replication contracts. She was promoted to Associate Professor and then full Professor before leaving OSU to join NINDS in 2013.

Date last modified: June 23, 2017