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The Fischer Lab Publications

Neural Stem Cells

Gene Therapy, Modified Fibroblasts & Matrices

Bone Marrow Stromal Cells

Neuronal Cytoskeleton

Review Articles


Resurecting the mysteries of Big Tau.
Fischer I, Baas PW
(2020) Trends in Neurosciences:

Transplanting neural progenitor cells to restore connectivity after spinal cord injury.
Fischer I, Dulin JN, Lane MA
(2020) Nature Reviews 21, 366–383. PMID 32518349


Using neural stem cells to enhance repair and recovery of spinal circuits after injury
Hou S, Fischer I
(2018) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (online Jan-March 2018)


Improving the therapeutic efficacy of neural progenitor cell transplantation following spinal cord injury
Lane MA, Lepore LC, Fischer I
(2017) Expert Rev Neurotherapeutics, (Dec 21:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2017.1270206. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 27927055)


Transplantation of neural progenitor cells in chronic spinal cord injury
Jin Y, Bouyer J, Shumsky JS, Haas C, Fischer I
(2016) World Biomedical Frontier.

Guiding the migration of grafted cells to promote axon regeneration
Yuan X, Haas C, Fischer
(2016) Neural Regeneration Research 2016, 14;6:22576. doi: 10.1038/srep22576. PMID: 26971438

The "other" concussion: Spinal cord concussion
Jin Y, Bouyer J, Haas C, Fischer I
(2016) Atlas of Science.

Examining the properties and therapeutic potential of glial restricted precursors in spinal cord injury
Hayakawa K, Haas C, Fischer I
(2016) Neural Regeneration Research Apr;11(4):529-33. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.180725, PMID: 27212899

Spinal Cord Concussion: studying the potential risks of repetitive injury
Fischer I, Haas C, Raghupathi R, Jin Y
(2016) Neural Regeneration Research DOI:10.4103/1673-5374.169634, PMID: 26981079


Neural stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury
Haas C, Ghobrial G, Bonner J, Fischer I
(2014) In: Neural Stem Cells in Health and Disease. Shetty, A Ed. World Scientific.

Transplanting neural progenitors to build a neuronal relay across the injured spinal cord
Haas C and Fischer I
(2014) Neural Regeneration Research 9: 1173-1176. PMID: 25206777

Cellular replacement in spinal cord injury
Bonner JF, Lepore AC, Rao M, Fischer I
(2014) In: Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. Neural Repair and Plasticity. Selzer ME, Clarke S, Cohen LG, Kwakkel G, Miller RH (eds) Pp. 435-456.


Preparation of Neural Stem Cells and Progenitors: Neuronal Production and Grafting Applications
Bonner JF, C Haas, and I Fischer
(2013) Methods in Molecular Biology – Neuronal Cell Culture. Volume 1078. Editors: Amini, Shohreh; White Martyn L. Methods Mol Biol. 1078:56-88.

Transplantation of neural stem cells and progenitors in animal models of disease
Bonner J and Fischer I
(2013) In: Neural Stem Cell Assays. Kaur, N and Vemuri M eds. Wiley Blackwell.


Gene Therapy, Neurotrophic Factors and Spinal Cord Regeneration
Blesch A, Fischer I, Tuszynski MH
(2012) In: Handbook of Clinical Neurol, Chapter 37


Cellular replacement in spinal cord injury
Bonner J, Lepore AC, Rao M, Fischer I
(2011) In: Textbook on Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. Neural Repair and Plasticity. Selzer ME, Clarke S, Cohen LG, Duncan PW, Gage FH (eds)


"Intrathecal delivery of stem cells to the spinal cord"
Neuhuber B, and I. Fischer
(2010) In: K. K. Jain (ed.), Drug delivery to the central nervous system, Series: Neuromethods 45, Humana Press - Springer. Chapter 10:219-232.


"Cellular replacement in spinal cord injury"
Fischer I, Lepore AC, Han SSW, Tessler AR
(2006) In: Textbook on Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. Neural Repair and Plasticity. Selzer ME, Clarke S, Cohen LG, Duncan PW, Gage FH (eds) Pp. 445-467.


Transplantation and gene therapy: Combined approaches for repair of spinal cord injury
Murray M, Fischer I
(2001) Neuroscientist 7:28-41.


Candidate cells for transplantation into the injured CNS
Fischer I (2000)
In: Seil FJ, Ed,  Progress in Brain Research, Neural Plasticity and Regeneration. 128:253-258, Elsevier Science

Grafting of genetically modified fibroblasts into the injured spinal cord
Liu Y, Murray M, Tessler A, Fischer I
(2000) In" Seil FJ, Ed, Progress in Brain Research, Neural Plasticity and Regeneration. 128:309-322, Elsevier Science.

Gene Therapy strategies in CNS axon regeneration
Fischer I, Liu Y
(2000) In: Nerve Regeneration. Ingoglia N and Murray M (eds) pp. 563-602, Marcel and Dekker.

MAP1B expression and microtubule stability in growing and regenerating axons
Gordon-Weeks PR and Fischer I
(2000) Microscopy Res. and Technique 48:63-74.


Rat fetal hippocampal neurons
Deitch J and Fischer I
(1999) In: IBRO Handbook: The neuron in tissue culture. Haynes LW (ed) John Wiley and Sons.


Extensive phosphorylation and axonal transport of triton-soluble neurofilament subunits
Shea TB, Cheolwha J, Yabe J, Ma D, Fischer I
(1998) In: Hermann and Harris, ed. Subcellular Biochemistry Vol 31: Intermediate Filaments. Plenum Press, New York.

Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) in the peripheral nervous system during development and regeneration
Nunez J, Fischer I
(1997) J. Mol. Neurosci. 8:207-222.

Embryonic spinal cord transplants enhance locomotor performance in spinalized newborn newborn rats
Tessler A, Fischer I, Giszter S, Himes BT, Murray M
(1996) In: Seil FJ, ed. Neuronal regeneration and repair Advances in Neurology, Vol. 72, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia.

Retinoic acid induces MAP-2 containing neurites in mouse neuroblastoma cells
Fischer I, Shea TB, Kosik KS, Sapirstein VS
(1986) In: Soifer D, ed. Dynamic Aspects of Microtubule Biology. NY, pp. 429-430.

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