Dr. Sullivan received his B.S. in biology (1996) and his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky in 2000 under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Scheff. After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Os Stewart at the Reeve-Irvine Spinal Cord Research Center at UC Irvine, Dr. Sullivan was recruited back to the University of Kentucky in 2002 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and a core faculty in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center. In 2006, Dr. Sullivan was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and Endowed Chair in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center. Currently, Dr. Sullivan holds the rank of Full Professor of Neuroscience and Endowed Chair in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center and has authored over 130 publications. Dr. Sullivan attended his first National Neurotrauma Symposium in 1997 and has been active ever since in presenting posters, presentations, chairing sessions as well as judging posters and abstracts and as a past NNS councilor. The welcome Dr. Sullivan was given at his first NNS played a major role in his choice for his field of research and he always honored to participate in this great organization at any level.