Congrats to Chris Wier on passing his dissertation defense!

Christopher WeirThis morning, Chris presented his dissertation titled, “Motor Unit Integrity in Pathophysiological States and the Assessment of Potential Neuroprotective Therapeutics”.

Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Classics. As a graduate student in Dr. Stephen Kolb’s lab, Chris’s work focused on the motor unit and how different pathophysiological stresses can impact its integrity. He has co-authored several papers (with a first-author in review), presented at multiple national and international conferences, and was awarded Travel Awards from both the American Academy of Neurology and the Neuroscience Research Institute. Chris served as Neuroscience Graduate Program student representative from 2015-2017 and in 2016 helped establish the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization, serving as founding president. Following graduation, Chris will continue to study motor unit integrity and therapeutic strategies in the labs of Dr. Kolb and Dr. W. David Arnold at Ohio State.