Ana Lucas Osma, PhD

lucasosm@ualberta.ca

Positions Held/Education

2014-Present: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. David J. Bennett and Dr. Karim Fouad’s Labs, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

2011-2014: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Mushahwar’s Lab. Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine. University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada

2008-2015: BSc in Psychology, Spanish National University for Distance Education (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED), Spain.

2005-2011: PhD in Neuroscience with Honors (Cum Laude), Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain. Thesis: “Anatomy of the neural circuits that control the triceps brachii and its modification after spinal cord injury”. Advisor: Dr. J. E. Collazos-Castro and Dr. I. de Andres

2005-2008: MS in Advanced Studies. Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain. Thesis: “Identification and topography of triceps brachii motorneurons by triple retrograde labeling techniques in normal rats and rats with cervical spinal cord hemisection”.  Advisor: Dr. J. E. Collazos-Castro and Dr. F. Reinoso-Suarez 

 2003-2004: Veterinary assistant. Brighton Veterinary Hospital. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

1999-2003: BSc in Veterinary Medicine with Honors, Faculty of Veterinary, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.


Publications:

Li, Y., Lucas-Osma, A.M, Bandet, M.V., Ma, Y., Stephens, M.J., Vavrek, R., Sanelli, L., Fenrich, K.K., Winship, I.R., Fouad, K., Bennett, D.J. Chronic hypoxia mediated by trace amines after spinal cord injury. Nature Medicine (Revisions submitted).

Holiinski BJ, Mazurek KA, Everaert DG, Toosi A, Lucas-Osma AM, Troyk P, Etienne-Cummings R, Stein RB, Mushahwar VK. (2016). Intraspinal microstimulation produces over-ground walking in anesthetized cats. J Neural Eng. Oct; 13(5).

López-Dolado E, Lucas-Osma AM, Collazos-Castro JE (2013). Dynamic motor compensations with permanent, focal loss of forelimb force after cervical spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma. 30(3): 191-210.

Lucas Osma A.M. and Collazos-Castro J.E. (2009) Compartmentalization in the triceps brachii motoneuron nucleus and its relation to muscle architecture. J Comp Neurol. 516: 226-239.

 

Honors and Awards

Travel Award. International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS). Banff. Alberta. Canada. (9-12 September 2012). $500 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (2011-2014). Dr. Vivian K. Mushahwar, Supervisor. Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. University of Alberta. Edmonton. $150,000 stipends; $15,000 research allowance.

Doctoral Fellowship Award. Foundation for Research of National Hospital for Paraplegics. Toledo. Spain (2005-2010). Dr. Jorge E. Collazos-Castro, supervisor.

 

Teaching experience

Lecturer, Introductory Psychology (PSYC 275-AS42), Grant MacEwan University. Dr. Trevor Hamilton. Lecture was entitled: “Phantom Pain”. November 2013 and March 2014.

Graduate Teaching and Learning Course (Level II). Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta. January to April 2014.

Lecturer, Psyco 377. Human Neuropsychology. University of Alberta. Dr. Sarah Treit. Lecture was entitled:” Motor systems”. September 2015.

Lecturer, BME 553. Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement after Injury. University of Alberta. Dr. Marilee Stephens. Lecture was entitled:” Spinal Cord anatomy”. February 2016.

Lecturer, BME 553. Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement after Injury. University of Alberta. Dr. Marilee Stephens. Lecture was entitled:” Spinal Cord injury”. February 2016.

 

Lecturer, BME 553. Rehabilitation Engineering: Assisted Movement after Injury. University of Alberta. Dr. Marilee Stephens. Lecture was entitled:” Manual wheelchairs and sport wheelchair”. February 2016.