Steven A. Crone, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-9275


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Developmental biology; neurodegenerative disease; neural control of behavior; locomotion; respiration; motor circuits; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

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Steven Crone, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He received his BS with honors from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego while performing his thesis research at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

His thesis research demonstrated that the ErbB2 receptor tyrosine kinase is essential for maintenance of the enteric nervous system and prevention of dilated cardiomyopathy. His research has important implications for the treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease, heart disease and ErbB2/Her2 dependent breast cancer.

Dr. Crone performed his postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago where he used transgenic mouse models to label, ablate or alter gene expression in specific interneurons to establish that V2a neurons coordinate limb movement during locomotion and promote a normal breathing rhythm.

He joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in September of 2012 where his laboratory will investigate how motor circuits are altered by injury or disease.

Education and Training

BS: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1995.

PhD: University of California, San Diego and The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA, 2003.

Postdoctoral: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012.


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