Dr. Jerome Ricard, an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biology, studies neuroscience in Drexel Professor John Bethea’s laboratory. The laboratory explores neuroinflammation and pain, examined in various models such as spinal cord injury, peripheral neuropathy, or multiple sclerosis.
The team has over 20 years of experience with spinal cord injury, having worked at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis before coming to Drexel in 2014. Dr. Ricard has also worked on the role of Eph receptors on neurogenesis in the brain and the control of cell death.
Ricard enjoys teaching and training students and has mentored one master’s student, four undergraduate STAR scholars at Drexel, and several volunteer undergraduates in the laboratory. The subjects he has been teaching in the classroom include neuroscience, development biology, genetics, and cellular and molecular biology. He has also served as a faculty mentor for Biology seniors writing proposals for their capstone course.