Martin Marsala

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Martin Marsala

Dr. Marsala is Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego. During the past 20 years, Martin Marsala has been involved in the development and characterization of several spinal and brain ischemia and trauma models using rodents and mini-pigs. In the course of these studies, his laboratory has characterized the behavioral, electrophysiological and histopathological changes in the spinal cord and brain of animals after transient ischemia or trauma and developed a well-defined scientific base for the initiation of cell replacement-based therapies to modulate spinal-injury-induced motor dysfunction and muscle spasticity.