Shelby Hetzer

Shelby Marie Hetzer


Bachelor of Arts: Berea College Berea, KY, 2016 (Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience)

Research and Practice Interests

I study acute and chronic outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a particular focus on injury to the optic/visual system. My research focuses on behvaioral and molecular mechanisms in retinal ganglion cells that produce and perpetuate the detrimental pathobiology of TBI.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2019 -To Present Graduate Research Student, Traumatic Brain Injury, Optic Neuropathy, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, University of Cincinnati, Evanson Lab

07-2017 -08-2019 Research Assistant II, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

11-2016 -06-2017 Research Assistant II, Neuropharmacology/Neurology, Stroke, Oxidative Stress, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Peer Reviewed Publications

Cansler, Shelby M; Evanson, Nathan K (2020. ) Connecting endoplasmic reticulum and oxidative stress to retinal degeneration, TBI, and traumatic optic neuropathy.Journal of neuroscience research, , 98 (3 ) ,571-574 More Information

Guilhaume-Correa, Fernanda; Cansler, Shelby M; Shalosky, Emily M; Goodman, Michael D; Evanson, Nathan K (2020. ) Greater neurodegeneration and behavioral deficits after single closed head traumatic brain injury in adolescent versus adult male mice.Journal of neuroscience research, , 98 (3 ) ,557-570 More Information

Burke, Emma G; Cansler, Shelby M; Evanson, Nathan K (2018. ) Indirect traumatic optic neuropathy: modeling optic nerve injury in the context of closed head trauma.Neural regeneration research, , 14 (4 ) ,593-594 More Information

Hetzer, S.M., Guilhaume-Correa, F., Day, D., Bedolla, A., & Evanson, N.K. (2021. ) Traumatic optic neuropathy is associated with visual impairment, neurodegeneration, and endoplasmic reticulum stress in adolescent mice.Cells, , 10 , More Information

Hetzer, S.M., Shalosky, E. M., Torrens, J., & Evanson, N.K. Chronic histological outcomes of indirect traumatic optic neuropathy: Persistent degeneration and temporally regulated glial responses. .

McGuire, J., Hetzer, S.M, Qu’d, Casagrande, Dobroszi, Burge, Biguma, Bohnert, & Evanson, N.K. Early measures of TBI severity fail to predict later cognitive impairment in a rat fluid percussion model.