Linda J. Noble-Haeusslein obtained her doctoral degree in Anatomy from the UCLA and completed her postdoctoral experience at Georgetown, under the mentorship of Jean Wrathall, PhD. As a tenured professor at UCSF, she was recruited in 2017 to the University of Texas at Austin in the Departments of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Neurology and the Dell Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin.
The Noble-Haeusslein laboratory studies key determinants of injury and repair in models of traumatic injury to the developing brain and the adult spinal cord. The focus has been on the intersection between the innate immune response, matrix metalloproteinases, and activated leukocytes in directing pathogenesis and wound healing. Most recently, her studies have targeted matrix metalloproteinases as initiators of abnormal remodeling of the bladder wall after spinal cord injury that give rise to reduced compliance.
Dr. Noble-Haeusslein has served on three Institute of Medicine Committees; Gulf War and Health Committee, Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain, and Committee on the Gulf War and Health, Long-term effects of blast exposures. Her studies on traumatic CNS injuries have been funded by the Department of Defense, NIH/NINDS, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the Runnels Foundation and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.