Juanita Anders PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics & Secondary appointment Professor of Neuroscience, Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences

My research speciality is peripheral and central nervous system injury and repair mechanisms and light tissue interactions. I am recognized as an expert in photo -biomodulation and light therpy. I have been invited to speak and chair sessions at numerous international laser conferences and serve on the Executive Councils and Scientific Advisory Boards of several laser societies. I am the past president of the North American Association of Laser Therapy, a founding member of the International Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and currently the Vice President and President Elect of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. I serve on the Editorial Boards of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Lasers in Medical Science, Physiotherapy Practice and Research and have published over 50 peer reviewed articles.

Research Interests

       Grantor: Technology Transfer Award Henry M. Jackson Foundation

      Grantor: PhotoThera Inc. CRADA

       Grantor: Nitto-Denko Technical Corporation CRADA

      Grantor: LiTeCure LLC. CRADA

       Grantors: USUHS Exploratory Grant and PhotoThera Inc.

      Grantor: Comprehensive National Neuroscience Program

       Grantor: Photo Thera Inc.

Publications

Anders, J.J., Geuna, S. and S. Rochkind (2004) Phototherapy promotes regeneration and functional recovery of injured peripheral nerve. Neurol. Res., 26: 234-240.


Byrnes, KR, L. Barna, V. M. Chenault, R. W. Waynant, I.K. Ilev, L. Longo, C. Miracco, B. Johnson, and J.J. Anders (2004) Photobiomodulation improves cutaneous wound healing in an animal model of type II diabetes. Photomed. Laser Surg., 22: 281-290.


Ilev, I.K., R.W. Waynant, K. Byrnes and J.J. Anders (2004) A fiber-optic approach for in vivo minimally-invasive study of tissue optical properties. Proceedings SPIE., 5317: 147-150.


Byrnes, KR, R.W. Waynant, I.K. Ilev, X. Wu L. Barna, K. Smith, R. Heckert, Heather Gerst and J.J Anders (2005) Light promotes regeneration and functional recovery and alters the immune response after spinal cord injury. Lasers in Surg. and Med., 36: 171-185.


Byrnes, KR, X. Wu, R.W. Waynant, I.K. Ilev, and J.J. Anders (2005) Low power laser irradiation alters gene expression of olfactory ensheathing cells in vitro. Lasers in Surg. and Med., 37:161-171.


Amat, A., J. Rigau, R.W. Waynant, I. Ilev, J. Tomas and J.J. Anders (2005) Modification of the intrinsic fluorescence and the biochemical behavior of ATP after irradiation with visible and near-infrared light. J. Photochem. and Photobiol. B: Biology, 81: 26-32


Hamblin, M.R., R.W. Waynant and J.J. Anders. (Editors) (2006) Proceedings of SPIE: 6140 Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy, 222 pages.


Gopalendu, P., A. Dutta , K. Mitra, M. S. Grace, A.Amat, T. B. Romanczyk, X. Wu, K. Chakrabarti, J. J. Anders, E.Gorman, R. W. Waynant, Darrell B.Tata (2007) Effect of low intensity laser interaction with human skin fibroblast cells using fiber-optic nano-probes. J. Photochem. and Photobiol. B: Biology, 86: 252-261.


Dutta, A., K. Mitra, M. S. Grace, R. W. Waynant, D. B.Tata, E.Gorman, J. J. Anders (2007)
Analysis of Biomodulaive Effects of Low Intensity Laser on Human Skin Fibroblast cells Using Fiber-Optic Nano-Probes. Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6428, 64280D-1.

Othon,C., M., X. Wu, J.J. Anders, and B. R.Ringeisen (2008) Single cell printing to form three dimensional lines of olfactory ensheathing cells. Biomedical Materials Special Issue: Advanced methods and protocols for the biomedical sciences. 3(034101):1-6.


Anders, J.J, T. B. Romanczyk, Ilko K.Ilev, H. Moges, L. Longo, X. Wu, and R. W. Waynant (2008) Light Supports Neurite Outgrowth of Human Neural Progenitor Cells In Vitro: The Role of P2Y Receptors. IEEE Journal of selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 14(1): 118-125.


Wu, X., A.E. Dmitriev, M.J. Cardoso, A.G. Viers-Costello, R.C. Borke, J. Streeter, and J.J. Anders (2009)810nm Wavelength Light: An Effective Therapy for Transected or Contused Rat Spinal Cord. Lasers in Surg. and Med., 41:36-41.


Moges, H., O.M. Vasconcelos, W.W. Campbell, R.C. Borke, J.A. McCoy, L. Kaczmarczyk, J. Feng and J.J. Anders (2009) Light therapy and Supplementary Riboflavin in the SOD1 Transgenic Mouse Model of Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(FALS). Lasers in Surg. and Med., 41:52-59.


Anders, J.J., H. Moges, X. Wu, I. Ilev, R. Waynant, and L. Longo (2010) The Combination of Light and Stem Cell Therapies: A Novel Approach in Regenerative Medicine. American Institute of Physics Proceedings, 1 226: 3-11.

Anders, J.J., H. Moges, X. Wu, I. Ilev, R. Waynant, and L. Longo (2010) The Combination of Light and Stem Cell Therapies: A Novel Approach in Regenerative Medicine. American Institute of Physics Proceedings, 1 226: 3-10. Laser Florence 2009, Editor L. Longo, AIP Conference Proceedings, Melville, NY


Wu X, Moges H, Detaboada L, Anders J. J. Comparable effects of pulsed and continuous wave light on axonal regeneration in a rat model of spinal cord injury. Lasers Med Sci. 2011 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]


Moges H, Wu X, McCoy J, Vasconcelos OM, Bryant H, Grunberg NE, Anders JJ. Effect of 810 nm light on nerve regeneration after autograft repair of severely injured rat median nerve. Lasers Surg Med. 2011 Nov; 43(9):901-6. doi: 10.1002/lsm.21117.


Xingjia Wu, Stephanie L. Alberico, Helina Moges, Luis De Taboada, Clark E. Tedford, and Juanita J. Anders. (2012) Pulsed Light Irradiation Improves Behavioral Outcome in a Rat Model of Chronic Mild Stress. Lasers Surg Med. (Accepted 6 January 2012 Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI 10.1002/lsm.22004


Xingjia Wu, Helina Moges, Luis DeTaboada, and J. J. Anders. (2012) Comparable effects of pulsed and continuous wave light on axonal regeneration in a rat model of spinal cord injury. Lasers in Medical Science, 27:525–528.


Hamblin, M.R., R.W. Waynant and J.J. Anders. (Editors) (2012) Proceedings In Biomedical Optics and Imaging: Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VII. SPIE Vol. 8211.

 

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