Mehmed Bugrahan Bayram, PhD, is a senior engineer in the Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation at Kessler Foundation. Dr. Bayram researches treatment techniques to minimize residual deficits in patients with neurological impairments from spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Dr. Bayram is interested in researching residual deficits in spinal cord injuries, which can be alleviated by improving efficacy of standard interventions and by developing newer techniques that harness the potential of surviving neuronal systems for recovery. His research also focuses on new insights into cellular and molecular mechanisms that restore neuronal function following SCI. Dr. Bayram’s latest studies include use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS); spinal cord diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which provides a quantitative assessment of neural damage in various spinal cord pathologies; and other electroneurophysiological signals.