Clinical Expertise/Special Interest:

Dr. Willis's research focuses on understanding how aberrant local events within neuronal axonal may lead to maladaptive plasticity as is evident in neuropathic pain and neuropathy. Her lab’s mission is to develop novel therapeutic approaches that protect the neuron and axon at a cellular level.


Education & Training:

​Postdoctoral Fellow, Nemours Biomedical Research, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Academic Appointments:

Associate Director, Burke Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine


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