Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD2167 (office), 2162 (laboratory) Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
480 Medical Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43210


Research Focus

Yarar-Fisher’s laboratory studies the pathophysiology of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) in the acute and chronic stages, with the purpose of developing novel nutritional and rehabilitation strategies to improve neurorecovery, metabolic function, and microbiome composition.


We integrate SCI metadata (age, sex, injury level, and severity, and years post-injury), clinical (neurological function, spasticity, muscle strength, metabolic and bowel function, and mental health), and experimental data (metagenomics and metabolomics) into a comprehensive database to facilitate more complete health pictures, thus allowing the best treatment and prevention strategies for the acute and chronic stages of SCI.

Education and Training

BS: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
PhD: Neuromechanics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Post-doc Fellowship: Spinal Cord Injury, Skeletal Muscle Biology, Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Pro-SCI Lab  PubMed articles