Dr. Phillip Popovich PhD
Professor and Chair
Ray W. Poppleton Research
Designated Chair
Dept. of Neuroscience
Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), USA

Dr. Popovich earned his PhD in Physiology and completed post-doc training in Immunology at Ohio State. He is internationally renowned for his research in neurotrauma and neuroimmunology. He is a member of national and international advisory boards for organizations that support SCI research, patient advocacy and policy development.  He serves on the editorial board of scientific journals and advises the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Faculty of 1000.  Dr. Popovich received the David F. Apple, Jr. Award from the American Spinal Injury Association and in 2019, he was awarded an R35 Outstanding Investigator Award from NIH-NINDS.

Dr. Popovich holds the Ray W. Poppleton Research Designated Endowed Chair and is Professor and Chair of OSU’s Department of Neuroscience.

A link to his research publications and Google Scholar profile can be found at: (