Dr. Monica Chau completed her B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Emory University studying the regenerative effects of stem cell engraftment after ischemic stroke. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship studying the effects of the hypoxic microenvironment on glioblastoma stem cells at Emory University and the University of Kentucky. Her research has been funded by the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Dr. Chau has taught several courses at the University of Kentucky including Behavioral Neuroscience (PSY 766), Biology of Motivation (PSY 565), Good vs. Evil: The Duality of Stem Cells in the Brain (BIO 426).
Clinical studies: Intracerebral engraftment of peripheral nerve cells into Parkinson’s Disease patients (Brain Restoration Center at the University of Kentucky); neurodegeneration and regeneration; stem cells