|Jeffery Plunkett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Faculty member since 2002
Carnival Building, Room 125
Dr. Jeffery Plunkett has been a faculty member in the Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences at St. Thomas University since 2002. His post-doctoral studies were completed at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Plunkett received his PhD from Georgia State University (1995). He continues his spinal cord injury (SCI) research in his laboratory at St. Thomas. His teaching duties include Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Microbiology.
Research and Scholarly Activities
Dr. Plunkett is currently investigating the role chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans play in the prevention of regeneration in the mammalian spinal cord. He has also initiated a project to study SCI in a new model system that may reveal some cues to the genetic mechanisms behind regeneration.