About Dr. Emily Gilbert, PhD,

Dr. Emily Gilbert (Toronto, ON) is a Regenerative Neurobiologist and passionate equestrian. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular underpinnings of spontaneous central nervous system regeneration with the goal of develop novel approaches to improve regeneration and repair following injury to the brain and spinal cord in mammals (including humans). Emily completed a Bachelors of Art and Science with a focus on Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience at the University of Guelph. She then completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Ontario Veterinary College, where her studies explored both the development and regeneration of the brain and spinal cord. Emily completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neural stem cell biology and translational neuroscience at the prestigious Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto. In addition to her academic training, she is a passionate equestrian and previously competed in the sport of Three-Day-Eventing and remains active as a Dressage competitor. Emily also chairs the Canadian Eventing High-Performance program and actively supports our Canadian Eventing Teams at International Competitions. Emily works closely with Mad Barn’s Nutrition and Sales Teams, and leads our growing High Performance and Sport Science initiatives.

Research Publications Cited By
The anatomy and histology of caudal autotomy and regeneration in lizards.
EAB Gilbert, SL Payne, MK Vickaryous.
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86 (6), 631-644, 2013.
The leading edge: Emerging neuroprotective and neuroregenerative cell-based therapies for spinal cord injury.
CS Ahuja, A Mothe, M Khazaei, JH Badhiwala, EA Gilbert, D Kooy, ....
Stem cells translational medicine 9 (12), 1509-1530, 2020.
The regeneration blastema of lizards: an amniote model for the study of appendage replacement.
EAB Gilbert, SL Delorme, MK Vickaryous.
Regeneration 2 (2), 45-53, 2015.
Scar‐free cutaneous wound healing in the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius.
HM Peacock, EAB Gilbert, MK Vickaryous.
Journal of Anatomy 227 (5), 596-610, 2015.
Neural stem/progenitor cells are activated during tail regeneration in the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius).
EAB Gilbert, MK Vickaryous.
Journal of Comparative Neurology 526 (2), 285-309, 2018.
Regulating endogenous neural stem cell activation to promote spinal cord injury repair.
EAB Gilbert, N Lakshman, KSK Lau, CM Morshead.
Cells 11 (5), 846, 2022.
Subacute metformin treatment reduces inflammation and improves functional outcome following neonatal hypoxia ischemia.
JM Livingston, T Syeda, T Christie, EAB Gilbert, CM Morshead.
Brain, Behavior, & Immunity-Health 7, 100119, 2020.
Reptile embryology and regeneration.
MK Vickaryous, EAB Gilbert.
Vertebrate embryogenesis: embryological, cellular, and genetic methods, 219-246, 2019.
Heterochronic protein expression patterns in the developing embryonic chick cerebellum.
EA Gilbert, YH Lim, MK Vickaryous, CL Armstrong.
The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary …, 2012.
Metformin Activates Resident Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury.
E Gilbert, T Kehtari, C Morshead.
The FASEB Journal 35, 2021.
Stem cell heterogeneity and regenerative competence: the enormous potential of rare cells.
EAB Gilbert, CM Morshead.
Neural Regeneration Research 16 (2), 285, 2021.
Metformin activates neural stem and progenitor cells in the spinal cord and improves functional outcomes following injury.
EAB Gilbert, CM Morshead.
The FASEB Journal 33 (S1), 208.3-208.3, 2019.
Metformin Improves Functional Outcomes, Activates Neural Precursor Cells, and Modulates Microglia in a Sex-Dependent Manner After Spinal Cord Injury.
EAB Gilbert, J Livingston, E Garcia-Flores, T Kehtari, CM Morshead.
Stem Cells Translational Medicine 12 (6), 415-428, 2023.
Neural Stem Cells, Differentiation, and Migration.
JM Livingston, EAB Gilbert, D Gao, CM Morshead.
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics: Genetic and Environmental Influences, 39-54, 2023.
Activating Resident Neural Precursor Cells in the Spinal Cord to Promote Neural Repair.
E Gilbert, J Livingston, M Khan, H Kandavel, T Kehtari, C Morshead.
The FASEB Journal 34 (S1), 1-1, 2020.
Delayed delivery of metformin promotes functional recovery in a model of neonatal stroke.
J Livingston, E Gilbert, T Syeda, T Christie, C Morshead.
The FASEB Journal 34 (S1), 1-1, 2020.
Spinal Cord Regeneration in the Leopard Gecko: Activation and Heterogeniety of Ependymal Layer Cells.
EAB Gilbert, MK Vickaryous.
The FASEB Journal 31, 395.2-395.2, 2017.
Ependymal Cells are a Heterogeneous Population in the Spinal Cord of the Leopard Gecko.
EAB Gilbert, MK Vickaryous.
The FASEB Journal 30, 564.6-564.6, 2016.
Fortified Frogs and Skeletogenesis in the Skin: Osteoderm Development and Structure Across Tetrapods.
MK Vickaryous, EAB Gilbert, SL Delorme.
The FASEB Journal 30, 15.1-15.1, 2016.
Cells lining the lateral ventricle show dynamic protein expression following tail loss in the leopard gecko.
RP McDonald, EAB Gilbert, A Macdonald, MK Vickaryous.
The FASEB Journal 30, 562.6-562.6, 2016.
Spinal Cord Regeneration in the Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius): Investigating the Stemness, Activation and Heterogeneity of Ependymal Layer Cells.
EAB Gilbert.
University of Guelph, 2016.
Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells of the Spinal Cord are Activated in Response to Tail Loss in the Leopard Gecko.
E Gilbert, M Vickaryous.
The FASEB Journal 29, 346.2, 2015.
Characterization of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Brain of the Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius).
A Macdonald, R McDonald, E Gilbert, M Vickaryous.
The FASEB Journal 29, 707.1, 2015.
Heterochronic Expression of Purkinje Cell Antigens in the Embryonic Chick Cerebellum.
EA Gilbert, D Lim, MK Vickaryous, CL Armstrong.
The FASEB Journal 25, 675.3-675.3, 2011.