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Adam Bevan, MD, PhD

Position: PGY 5
Hometown:  Mariposa, CA
Medical School: Ohio State University
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University

Clinical/Research Interests: Spinal cord injury, gene therapy and peripheral nerve procedures

Departmental Awards: 2015-2016 - Department of Neurosurgery Resident Teaching Award  

Hobbies: Cooking, sustainable home agriculture, and spending as much time with my wife and 6 children as possible.


  • Song, et al. Major histocompatibility complex class I molecules protect motor neurons from astrocyte-induced toxicity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nat Med. 2016 Apr;22(4):397-403
  • Microglia induce motor neuron death via the classical NF-κB pathway in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Frakes AE, Ferraiuolo L, Haidet-Phillips AM, Schmelzer L, Braun L, Miranda CJ, Ladner KJ, Bevan AK, Foust KD, Godbout JP, Popovich PG, Guttridge DC, Kaspar BK. Neuron. 2014 Mar 5;81(5):1009-23. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.013.
  • A single administration of morpholino antisense oligomer rescues spinal muscular atrophy in mouse. Porensky PN, Mitrpant C, McGovern VL, Bevan AK, Foust KD, Kaspar BK, Wilton SD, Burghes AH. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Apr 1;21(7):1625-38. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddr600. Epub 2011 Dec 20.
  • Systemic gene delivery in large species for targeting spinal cord, brain, and peripheral tissues for pediatric disorders. Bevan AK, Duque S, Foust KD, Morales PR, Braun L, Schmelzer L, Chan CM, McCrate M, Chicoine LG, Coley BD, Porensky PN, Kolb SJ, Mendell JR, Burghes AH, Kaspar BK. Mol Ther. 2011 Nov;19(11):1971-80. doi: 10.1038/mt.2011.157. Epub 2011 Aug 2.
  • Early heart failure in the SMNDelta7 model of spinal muscular atrophy and correction by postnatal scAAV9-SMN delivery. Bevan AK, Hutchinson KR, Foust KD, Braun L, McGovern VL, Schmelzer L, Ward JG, Petruska JC, Lucchesi PA, Burghes AH, Kaspar BK. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Oct 15;19(20):3895-905. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddq300. Epub 2010 Jul 16.
  • Rescue of the spinal muscular atrophy phenotype in a mouse model by early postnatal delivery of SMN. Foust KD, Wang X, McGovern VL, Braun L, Bevan AK, Haidet AM, Le TT, Morales PR, Rich MM, Burghes AH, Kaspar BK. Nat Biotechnol. 2010 Mar;28(3):271-4. doi: 10.1038/nbt.1610. Epub 2010 Feb 28.