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Ethan Glaser

John Gensel Lab, 741 S. Limestone, Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research Building, Rm: B463, Lexington, KY 40536-0509


  • MD/PhD Student

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Other Affiliation(s)
  • SCOBIRC - Graduate Student

Biography and Education


I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Throughout my undergraduate career I did medical device research in a biomaterials lab at the FDA, biosensor research in a bioanalytical electrochemistry lab at UMBC, and HIV research in an immunology lab at the University of Colorado. After graduating I spent two and a half years researching the pathobiology of traumatic brain injury in the lab of Dr. Alan Faden at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I studied how sex and age can alter microglial phenotype and immune cell infiltration following a severe traumatic brain injury and how this impacts neurological outcome. I also studied the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of cell cycle modulating drugs on neuronal death following traumatic brain injury. My time in Dr. Faden’s lab solidified my commitment to researching the central nervous system more specifically in the context of trauma. University of Kentucky’s MD/PhD program was an excellent fit for me because of the remarkable research at the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center along with the work done at the world-class Sanders Brown Center on Aging.


Current Year: G3