George T. Gillies George T. Gillies

Research Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Medical College of Virginia

B.Sc., North Dakota State University, 1974
M.Sc., University of Virginia, 1976
Ph.D., Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, 1980

Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
J. W. Beams Laboratory of Physics
Room 106 Mc Cormick Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22901



Research Interests

Our research centers on the development of magnetic stereotaxis and medical magnetic manipulation systems for use in neurosurgical, neuroradiological, and other clinical applications. Magnetic stereotaxis is a technique for using magnetic fields and gradients outside the patient’s head as a means of navigating an implanted device such as a drug delivery catheter or an intracerebrovascular probe for thrombosing aneurysms. An important part of this effort is the design and prototyping of novel neurosurgical instruments and technologies used in conjunction with magnetic stereotaxis or in related surgical procedures. Other research includes studies of spinal mechanics and the kinematics of the suboccipital region of the craniomandibular complex, the development of stem cell-based techniques for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and the development of antisense gene therapy strategies for neoplastic diseases of the central nervous system.

Recent Publications

Safayi S, Miller JW, Wilson S, Shivapour SK, Oelfke TF, Ford AL, Klarmann Staudt A, Abode-Iyamah K, Reddy CG, Jeffery ND, Fredericks DC, Gillies GT, Howard Iii MA
Treadmill measures of ambulation rates in ovine models of spinal cord injury and neuropathic pain.

Reddy CG, Dalm BD, Flouty OE, Gillies GT, Howard MA, Brennan TJ
Comparison of Conventional and Kilohertz Frequency Epidural Stimulation in Patients Undergoing Trialing for Spinal Cord Stimulation: Clinical Considerations.

Safayi S, Jeffery ND, Shivapour SK, Zamanighomi M, Zylstra TJ, Bratsch-Prince J, Wilson S, Reddy CG, Fredericks DC, Gillies GT, Howard MA
Kinematic analysis of the gait of adult sheep during treadmill locomotion: Parameter values, allowable total error, and potential for use in evaluating spinal cord injury.

Hack BJ, Ramon SG, Hagen ZA, Theran ME, Burkhardt JD, Gillies GT
Direct vision in minimally invasive epicardial procedures: preliminary tests of prototype instrumentation.

Gillies GT, Unnikrishnan CS
The attracting masses in measurements of G: an overview of physical characteristics and performance.

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