Anthony Kline, PhD

  • Professor

Dr. Kline is the Associate Director of rehabiliation research at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Psychology. He is also a member of the training faculty at both the Center for Neuroscience and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. 

Dr. Kline’s research includes neurobehavioral recovery and learning after experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI). Therapeutic strategies that include pharmacotherapy and environmental enrichment are utilized alone or in combination in an attempt to restore function and/or attenuate TBI-induced deficits. Another interest is the evaluation of pharmacological agents that may hinder the recovery process after TBI (e.g., antipsychotics). The long-term goals of the laboratory are to develop therapies that facilitate functional recovery after TBI and to elucidate potential mechanisms for the observed effects. Additionally, the evaluation of therapies shown to benefit outcome in adult models of TBI are being investigated in pediatric models. Dr. Kline’s research is funded by the NIH.

Dr. Kline is an active research mentor for students at all levels of training. Several of his recent trainees have gone on to graduate school or medical programs. He recently received the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). The Mentor Award is given to a FUN member, in recognition of significant contributions as a mentor for young neuroscientists.

Research Interests: Motor and cognitive recovery after traumatic brain injury, pharmacotherapy, environmental enrichment, neurotransmitters, neural plasticity

Dr. Kline's publications are indexed in PubMed

Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1989
  • MA, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Colorado, 1996
  • PhD, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Colorado, 1998