Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Laboratory

Lee Fisher, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Lee Fisher, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. His PhD work focused on the use of multi-contact stimulating electrodes to restore standing function after spinal cord injury.

Dr. Fisher’s research interests involve the development of neuroprostheses to restore sensory and motor function after neural damage or disease, as well as exploration of the role of somatosensation in maintaining balance control during standing and walking.

Representative Publications

Ayers CA, Fisher LE, Gaunt RA, Weber DJ. Microstimulation of the lumbar DRG recruits primary afferent neurons in localized regions of lower limb. J Neurophysiol. 2016; 116(1): 51-60. PMID: 27052583.

Fisher LE, Ayers CA, Ciollaro M, Ventura V, Weber DJ, Gaunt RA. Chronic recruitment of primary afferent neurons by microstimulation in the feline dorsal root ganglia. J Neural Eng. 2014; 11(3): 036007. PMID: 24762981.

Debnath S, Bauman MJ, Fisher LE, Weber DJ, Gaunt RA. Microelectrode array recordings from the ventral roots in chronically implanted cats. Front Neurol; 5:104. PMID: 25071697.

Sicari BM, Rubin JP, Dearth CL, Wolf MT, Ambrosio F, Boninger M, Turner NJK, Weber DJ, Simpson TW, Wyse A, Brown EH, Dziki JL, Fisher LE, Brown S, Badylak SF. Sci Trans Med; 6(234): 234ra58. PMID: 24786326.

LE Fisher, DJ Tyler, RJ Triolo. Optimization of selective stimulation parameters for multi-contact electrodes. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013; 10:25. PMID: 23442372.

LE Fisher, DJ Tyler, JS Anderson, RJ Triolo. Chronic stability and selectivity of four-contact spiral nerve-cuff electrodes in stimulating the human femoral nerve. J Neural Eng. 2009; 6(4): 046010. PMID: 19602729.

LE Fisher, ME Miller, SN Bailey, JA Davis, JS Anderson, L Rhode, DJ Tyler, RJ Triolo. Standing after spinal cord injury with four-contact nerve-cuff electrodes for quadriceps stimulation. IEEE Trans Neural Sys Rehab Eng. 2008; 16(5): 473-487. PMID: 18990650.

Research Interest Summary

neuroprosthetics, somatosensory function, spinal cord injury, amputation, balance control

Research Interests

Dr. Fisher’s research interests involve the development of neuroprostheses to restore sensory and motor function after neural damage or disease, as well as exploration of the role of somatosensation in maintaining balance control during standing and walking.