Corina Bondi, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurobiology, Center for Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Director, Executive Function and Neuropharmacology, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh
Scholar, Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh


Graduate School:
2009 PhD, Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Post Graduate School:
2012 Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
2014 Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Nationally recognized for her scientific contributions to the field of neurotrauma, Corina Bondi, PhD, leads a research initiative focused on characterizing therapeutic strategies for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Such strategies include pharmacotherapies and environmental enrichment for complex cognitive processing deficits and distinct neurobehavioral and neurochemical alterations relevant to psychiatric disorders. Her lab team pursues a variety of behavioral, neurochemical, and molecular-based approaches encompassing the overlap of cognitive neuroscience, stress circuitry, and TBI neuropathology, with complex and sensitive tasks such as attentional set-shifting tests, operant tasks of sustained attention, and goal-directed behavior. In addition to her other achievements, in 2022 she received the Rosalind Franklin Award for her research impact, educational efforts and contributions to the mission of the National Neurotrauma Society.

View Dr. Bondi’s full list of publications from PubMed.