SATURDAY - April 7, 2018

Plenary 12 (PL12)                             

9:00 - 11:10 am 

How Do Anesthetics Act to Selectively Prevent Consciousness?   

M. Bruce MacIver, Stanford University         

Robert Pearce, University of Wisconsin

Rod Eckenhoff, University of Pennsylvania

Travis Craddock, Nova Southeastern University




Associate Director, Clinical Systems Biology Group, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine

Assistant Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience, Computer Science, and Clinical Immunology

Center for Collaborative Research

Nova Southeastern University



Travis J.A. Craddock, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience, Computer Science and Clinical Immunology applying systems biology and biophysics methods towards the purpose of identifying novel treatments for complex chronic illness involving neuroinflammation.  Dr. Craddock received his Ph.D. in the field of biophysics at the University of Alberta where his graduate research activities focused on subneural biomolecular information processing, and nanoscale neuroscience descriptions of memory, consciousness and cognitive dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders.  His current research activities are focused on using a theory driven computational systems biology and theoretical biophysics approach to understand the underlying molecular regulation of chronic illness resulting from exposure to neurotoxins, such as anesthesia and nerve agents, in order to improve diagnosis and putative treatment strategies. This work is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.  

Current Areas of Academic Focus:

  • cellular information processes, and molecular neuroscience
  • biophysics of neurological/neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
  • systems neuroscience