Zaghloul Ahmed is a neuroscientist, skilled clinician, and contributer to a project funded through the New York State Department of Health to investigate mechanisms of spinal cord injury and to find new treatment strategies.

In a recent paper, he reported a new treatment strategy in which a combination of spinal cord magnetic stimulation (TMS) with acrobatic form of exercises was applied. This treatment strategy was remarkably effective in improving functional recovery in mouse model of spinal cord injury. He also studies neuromuscular fatigue, axonal plasticity, and injury-induced plasticity in cortical and spinal cord connectivity. He holds a B.S. from Cairo University in Egypt, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center/CUNY.


BS, University of Cairo (Egypt)

MA, CUNY Graduate Center

PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

Scholarship / Publications

Selected original articles

A. Wieraszko, Z. Ahmed (2009).  Axonal release of glutamate analog, D-2,3-3H-Aspartic acid and L-14C-proline  from the segments of sciatic nerve in vitro induced by electrical and magnetic stimulation. Neuroscience letter, In Press

Ahmed Z and Wieraszko A (2009). The influence of pulsed magnetic fields (PMF) on non-synaptic potentials recorded from the central and peripheral nervous system. BioElectroMagnetic, In Press

Ahmed Z and Wieraszko A (2009). Activity-Dependent Axonal Plasticity: The Effect of Electrical Stimulation on Compound Action Potentials Recorded from the Mouse Nervous system. The Open Neuroscience Journal, 3, 14-25.

Ahmed Z and Wieraszko A (2008). The combined effects of acrobatic exercise and spinal cord stimulation on the functional recovery after spinal cord lesions in mice. J. Neurotrauma 25:1257–1269.

Ahmed Z and Wieraszko A (2008). The mechanism of magnetic fields-induced increase in excitability in hippocampal neurons. Brain Res.  24;1221:30-40.

Ahmed Z and Wieraszko A (2006). “Modulation of Learning and Hippocampal, neuronal plasticity by rapid transcanial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).” BioElectroMagnetic  27, 4, 288-294.