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Dr. Edgerton received his PhD in exercise physiology from Michigan State University, master’s from the University of Iowa and bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University. He is the director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory; distinguished professor of the departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery; and member of the Brain Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been teaching and conducting research at UCLA for over 40 years. His research focuses on how the neural networks in the lumbar spinal cord of mammals, including humans, regain control of standing, stepping, and fine movements after paralysis, and how these motor functions can be modified by chronically imposing activity-dependent interventions after spinal cord injury. Many of these projects are being performed with national and international collaborators. Dr. Edgerton has published more than 460 peer-reviewed papers on topics in this area. He is also the president and chairman of the board for Neurorecovery Technologies Inc.