Joseph L. Cheatwood | Neuroscience Research Center | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Neuroscience Research Center

Joseph L. Cheatwood


Office Location:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Life Science III 
Room #2068 Carbondale
Illinois 62901

Office: (618) 453-1591


Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
Neuroanatomy, Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Interests:

Dr. Cheatwood's research is primarily aimed at developing a better understanding of neuroanatomical changes underlying spontaneous and induced recovery of sensory, cognitive, and motor functions after central nervous system injury (i.e. stroke).  Further, the role of non-myelin-associated pools of the growth inhibitory protein Nogo-A in limiting post-stroke neuroanatomical plasticity is a major focus of Dr. Cheatwood's research, as are other growth inhibitory molecules

Recent Publications: 

M.M. Martin, S.S. Winter, J.L. CHEATWOOD, L.A. Carter, J.L. Jones, S.L. Weathered, S.J. Wagner, D. Wallace (2008) Organization of food protection behavior is differentially influenced by 192 IgG-saporin lesions of either the medial septum or the nucleus basalis magnocellularis.  Brain Research (In Press).  

R.L. Reep, J.H. Wu, J.L. CHEATWOOD, J.V. Corwin, G.L. Kartje, and A. Mir (2008) Quantification of synaptic density in corticostriatal projections from rat medial agranular cortex.  Brain Research 1233: 27-34.  

J.L. CHEATWOOD, A.J. Emerick, M.E. Schwab, and G.L. Kartje. (2008) Nogo-A Expression after Focal Ischemic Stroke in the Adult Rat. Stroke 39(7):2091-8.  

J.L. CHEATWOOD, A.J. Emerick, and G.L. Kartje. (2008) Neuronal plasticity and functional recovery after ischemic stroke.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 15(1): 42-50.  

M.M. Brenneman, S.J. Wagner, J.L. CHEATWOOD, S.A. Heldt, J.V. Corwin, R.L. Reep, G.L. Kartje, A.K. Mir, and M.E. Schwab (2008) Nogo-A Inhibition Induces Recovery from Neglect in Rats.  Behavioural Brain Research 187: 262-272.