Health Scientist Administrator / Program Officer
6710B ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
BETHESDA MD 20817
Joe Bonner received his B.S. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Drexel University College of Medicine. Joe conducted his postdoctoral training in the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at the University of California, Irvine.
The focus of Joe’s thesis and postdoctoral research was the use of gene therapy, neural stem cells, neural progenitor cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells to promote neural regeneration. His research included in vitro and in vivo animal models of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, lysosomal storage disorders, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Joe joined the NIH as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in 2016 in the Office of the Associate Director for Data Science. In 2017, he joined the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NICHD.
Joe’s portfolio includes research focused on: combinations of rehabilitation with regenerative and pharmacological approaches to improve recovery, cellular and molecular mechanisms and targets of rehabilitation, and rehabilitation after neural injury or neural disorders.