Undergraduate University of Kansas Main Campus (1995), Arts
Graduate School University of Kansas Medical Center (2006), Physiology

Research Interest

  • B cell contribution to stroke injury and repair
  • chemokine expression
  • neuronal plasticity
  • stroke
  • vascular inflammation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A pilot study to measure upper extremity H-reflexes following neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy after stroke.
Stowe AM, Hughes-Zahner L, Barnes VK, Herbelin LL, Schindler-Ivens SM, Quaney BM Neurosci. Lett. 2013 Feb 535 1-6
Neutrophil elastase and neurovascular injury following focal stroke and reperfusion.
Stowe AM, Adair-Kirk TL, Gonzales ER, Perez RS, Shah AR, Park TS, and Gidday JM Neurobiol Dis. July 2009 35 82-90
Early and late changes in the distal forelimb representation of the supplementary motor area following injury to frontal motor areas in the squirrel monkey.
Eisner-Janowicz I, Barbay S, Hoover E, Stowe AM, Frost SB, Plautz EJ, and Nudo RJ J Neurophys September 2008 100 1498-512.
Between-day reliability of upper extremity h-reflexes.
Stowe AM, Hughes-Zahner L, Stylianou AP, Schindler-Ivens S, and Quaney BM J Neurosci Meth. May 2008 30 317-23
Neuronal HIF-1a protein and VEGFR-2 immunoreactivity in functionally related motor areas following a focal M1 infarct.
Stowe AM, Plautz EJ, Nguyen P, Frost SB, Eisner-Janowicz I, Barbay S, Dancause N, Sensarma A, Taylor M, Zoubina EV, and Nudo RJ J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. March 2007 28 (3) 612-20

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid (co-I)
    The long-range objectives of this grant are to determine if dTDCS-enhanced rehabilitation after hemorrhagic strokes induces long-term functional recovery, and to collect pilot data to quantify the contribution of genetic polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) to post-stroke cortical plasticity. (2014-2015)
  • American Heart Association National Scientist Development grant (PI)
    The long-range objective of this grant is to elucidate B cell-mediated adaptive immune mechanisms during neurovascular protection following repetitive hypoxic preconditioning, and whether this protection is transferable with a B cell therapy in mice. (2014-2017)
  • American Physiological Society, Early Career Advocacy Fellowship
  • Clinical Research, NIH/NINDS Loan Repayment Program
    The long-term objectives of my ongoing clinical research are to study mechanisms underlying post-stroke recovery. This includes collaborations with clinical researchers to determine the influence of growth factor genetic polymorphisms on the response to transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and to develop a novel system to monitor cortical plasticity during rehabilitation plus tDCS in stroke patients. (2013-2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Member, American Heart Association (2010)
  • Member, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (2007)
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience (2001)
  • Member, American Physiological Society (2000)