Dr. Dexter V Reneer is affiliated to Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at College of
Medicine from University of Kentucky, USA. He has been pursuing his research in this University since the year 2012.
He passed Bachelor of Science (Biology) during 2001–2005 followed with Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D.) in Traumatic Brain Injury and Blast-induced Brain Injury from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the year 2012. Continuing he pursued Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), from 2012 up to 2016. He worked in the lab of Dr. Jason Carlyon in the the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Medicine for a period of 2 years and then continue his research as Post-bac student and transitioned into a position as a full-time graduate student in the lab of Dr. James Geddes in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) again for a period of 2 years.
My primary research goal is to characterize a new model of blast-induced neurotrauma. In the past, the majority of attention to blast injury was paid to gas-filled organ injuries (lungs, intestines, middle ear cavity). Recently, with the advancement of military body armor, focus has shifted to fluid-filled organs and cavities with respect to the kinds of injuries seen when someone is subjected to a sub-lethal amount of blast wave energy. My work is to characterize a newer model of blast injury that encompasses what many believe may be a more realistic model of blast pressure waves and how it affects the brain.