Mark E. Hester, PhD

Mark Hester

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Biography

Mark E. Hester, PhD, is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hester’s research program focuses on investigating mechanisms of neonatal brain development and injury with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic strategies to promote regeneration and repair within the damaged central nervous system (CNS). He has a specific interest in understanding mechanisms of white matter injury (WMI), which is the leading cause of neurological impairment in preterm infants and the most common prognostic indicator for cerebral palsy and other cognitive disabilities. Additionally, Dr. Hester is interested in understanding how drugs of abuse impact critical periods of brain development.

See Mark E. Hester’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Education

Postdoctoral Training The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 10/01/2011
Postdoctoral Training The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 10/01/2011
Graduate School The Ohio State University Date Completed: 06/01/2005
Undergraduate School The Ohio State University Date Completed: 06/01/1999
Professional Experience

2015 - Present The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Principal Investigator

2011 - 2015 Battelle, Principal Research Scientist

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Center for Perinatal Research