Lee Fisher, PhD
Assistant Professor

Biography
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.

For more information about Dr. Fisher’s research, visit the Rehab Neural Engineering Lab website.

Specialized Areas of Interest
Neuroprosthetics, somatosensory function, spinal cord injury, amputation, balance control

CONTACT
412-383-1076
lef44@pitt.edu

Professional Organization Membership
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Society for Neuroscience
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Biomedical Engineering Society

Education & Training
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2005
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2018
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

Research Activities
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.

Selected Publications
The following representative publications and others can be found at Google Scholar.

CA Ayers, LE Fisher*, RA Gaunt, DJ Weber, “Microstimulation of the lumbar DRG recruits primary afferent neurons in localized regions of lower limb,” J. Neurophys., in press.

S Debnath, MJ Bauman, LE Fisher, DJ Weber, RA Gaunt, “Microelectrode array recordings from the ventral roots in chronically implanted cats,” Front. Neurol., vol. 5, no. 00104, 2014.

BM Sicari, JP Rubin, CL Dearth, MT Wolf, F Ambrosio, M Boninger, NJ Turner, DJ Weber, TW Simpson, A Wyse, E Brown, JL Dziki, LE Fisher, S Brown, SF Badylak, “An acellular biologic scaffold promotes skeletal muscle formation in mice and humans with volumetric muscle loss,” Sci. Transl. Med., vol. 6, no. 234, p. 234ra58, 2014.

LE Fisher, CA Ayers, M Ciollaro, V Ventura, DJ Weber, RA Gaunt, “Chronic recruitment of primary afferent neurons by microstimulation of the feline dorsal root ganglia,” J. Neural Eng., vol. 11, no. 3, 036007, 2014.

LE Fisher*, DJ Tyler, RJ Triolo, “Optimization of Selective Stimulation Parameters for Multi-Contact Electrodes,” J. Neuroeng. Rehabil., 10:25, 2013.