Ophelia Weeks

Professor Emerita

Biological Sciences

Email: weekso@fiu.edu

Research Areas

Dr. Weeks' research group focuses on assessing therapeutic physical activity effectiveness in restoring function in rats with traumatic neuropathies; Identifying chemokine receptors in cultured rat brain cells; Assessing in rats, relationships in thyroid hormone receptor and corticosterone receptor expression and the regenerating sciatic nerve (correlated with age and gender). Assessing in mice, lithium as a potential neuroprotective therapeutic agent for spatial memory diseases, as well as its potential in enhancing learning.