Robert Morecraft

Robert Morecraft

Professor

BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 245

Phone: (605) 658-6343

Email: Robert.Morecraft@usd.edu

Education:

  • Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, 1991
  • Ph D, Anatomy and Exercise Science, University of Iowa, 1989
  • MA, Exercise Science, University of Iowa, 1982
  • BS, Physical Education, College of New Jersey, 1980

Grants:

  • Rehabilatation Mechanisms of Hand Motor Recovery after Sensorimotor Cortex Injury, NIH supplement. (2017 - 2020)
  • Rehabilatation Mechanisms of Hand Motor Recovery after Sensorimotor Cortex Injury, NIH. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2020)
  • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery after Subtotal Brain Injury, NIH. (2012 - 2013)
  • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery after Subtotal Brain Injury, NIH Renewal. (2010 - 2014)
  • Structural, Molecular and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying Motor Recovery in the Acute Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2) South Dakota Governors Advisory Council for Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research. (2009 - 2010)
  • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery after Subtotal Brain Injury, NIH. (2009 - 2010)
  • Central Nervous System Mechanisms Underlying Forced Use Therapeutic Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Movement Following Cortical Injury, COBRE Pilot Grant Award. (2009 - 2010)
  • Structural, Molecular and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying Motor Recovery in the Acute Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury, 1) South Dakota Governors Advisory Council for Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research. (2008 - 2009)
  • Strucrtural, Molecular, and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying Motor Recovery in the Acute Phase of Traumatic Brain Injury, South Dakota Governors Advisory Council for Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Research. (2005 - 2008)
  • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery after Subtotal Brain Injury, NIH. (2004 - 2009)
  • Three-dimensional force recordings to measure movement coordination and motor recovery following brain lesions., NIH. (2003 - 2005)
  • Mechanisms Underlying Focal Cranial-Cervical Dystonias, NIH. (2000 - 2005)
  • Medial Temporal Lobe Input to the Descending Motor pathways in the Primate Motor Cortex: Competitive Infrastructural Development Award, NIH. (2000 - 2001)
  • Cortical Control of the Upper Facial Musculature: Organization of Central Sytems with Etiological Potential to Induce Involuntary Facial Spasms, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation. (1998 - 2002)
  • Medial Temporal Lobe Input to the Descending Motor Pathways in the Primate Motor Cortex, NIH. (1997 - 2003)
  • Mechanisms of Motor Recovery following Subtotal Brain Injury, NIH. (1997 - 2001)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Morecraft, Robert, Binneboese, Adam, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, and Ge, Jizhi. Localization of Orofacial Representation in the Corona Radiata, Internal Capsule and Cerebral Peduncle in Macaca mulatta., 3429-3457. Vol. 525. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2017.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., McNeal, David W., Hynes, Stephanie M., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Rotella, Diane L., and Darling, Warren G.. Frontal and Frontoparietal Injury Differentially affect the Ipsilateral Corticospinal Projection from the Non-Lesioned Hemisphere in Monkey (Macaca mulatta), 380-407. Vol. 524. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2016.
  • Darling, Warren G., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Hynes, Stephanie M., Rotella, Diane L., Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., and Morecraft, Robert. Sensorimotor Cortex Injury Effects on Recovery of Dexterous Movements in Macaca Mulatta, 37-52. Vol. 281. Experimental Neurology, 2016.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Ge, Jizhi, Cipolloni, Ben, and Pandya, Deepak N.. Cytoarchitecture and Cortical Connections of the Anterior Insula and adjacent Frontal Motor Fields in the Rhesus Monkey, 52-72. Vol. 119. Brain Research Bulletin, 2015.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, McNeal, David, Hynes, Stephanie, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, and Darling, Warren. Vulnerability of the Medial Frontal Corticospinal Projection Accompanies Combined Lateral Frontal and Parietal Cortex Injury in Rhesus Monkey, 669-697. Vol. 523. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2015.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Ugolini, G, Lanciego, J L., Wouterlood, F G., and Pandya, D N.. Classic and Contemporary Neural Tract Tracing Techniques. In Diffusion MRI: From Quantitative Measurement to In Vivo Neuroanatomy, edited by Johansen-Berg H and Behrens TEJ, 359-399. New York: Elsevier, 2014.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Stillwell-Morecraft, K S., Solon-Cline, K M., Ge, J, and Darling, W G.. Cortical Innervation of the Hypoglossal Nucleus in the Non-Human Primate (Macaca mulatta), 3456-3484. Vol. 522. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2014.
  • Darling, Warren G., Morecraft, Robert, Rotella, Diane L., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Zhang, Hongyu, Soliman, Hesham, Seecharan, David, Edwards, Ian, McNeal, David, Nudo, Randolph J., and Cheney, Paul D.. Recovery of Precision Grasping after Motor Cortex Lesion does not require Forced use of the Impaired Hand in Macaca Mulatta., 3929-3938. Vol. 232. Experimental Brain Research, 2014.
  • Darling, W G., Helle, N, Pizzimenti, M A., Rotella, D L., Hynes, S M., Ge, J, Stilwell-Morecraft, K S., and Morecraft, Robert. Laterality affects Spontaneous Recovery of Contralateral Hand Motor Function following Motor Cortex Injury in Rhesus Monkeys, 9-24. Vol. 228. Experimental Brain Research, 2013.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Ge, J, Stilwell-Morecraft, K S., McNeal, D W., Pizzimenti, M A., and Darling, W G.. Terminal Distribution of the Corticospinal Projection from the Hand/Arm Area of the Primary Motor Cortex to the Cervical Enlargement in Rhesus Monkey, 4205-4235. Vol. 521. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2013.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Cipolloni, Pat B., Ge, Jizhi, McNeal, David W., and Pandya, Deepak N.. Cytoarchitecture and Cortical Connections of the Anterior Cingulate and adjacent Somatomotor Fields in the Rhesus Monkey, 457-497. Vol. 87. Brain Research Bulletin, 2012.
  • Darling, Warren G., Pizzimenti, Marc A., and Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Function following Motor Cortex Lesions in Non-Human Primates : Experimental Implications for Human Stroke Patients, 353-384. Vol. 10. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 2011.
  • Darling, Warren G., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Hynes, Stephanie M., Headley, Grant, Rotella, Diane L., Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., and Morecraft, Robert. Volumetric Effects of Frontal Motor Cortex Injury on Recovery of Ipsilesional Dextrous Movements, 56-71. Vol. 231. Experimental Neurology, 2011.
  • Qui, M, Darling, Warren G., Morecraft, Robert, Ni, C C., and Butler, Andrew J.. White Matter Integrity but not BOLD Response Predicts Motor Function in Stroke Patients, 275-284. Vol. 25. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2011.
  • Nagamoto-Combs, Kumi, Morecraft, Robert, Darling, Warren G., and Combs, Colin K.. Long Term Gliosis and Molecular Changes in the Cervical Spinal Cord of the Rhesus Monkey after Traumatic Brain Injury. In Journal of Neurotrauma, 565-585. Vol. 27. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2010.
  • Darling, Warren G., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Rotella, Diane L., Hynes, Stephanie M., Ge, Jizhi, Stiwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Vanadurongvan, Tyler, , McNeal D, Solon-Cline, Kathrine M., and Morecraft, Robert. Minimal Forced Use without Constraint Stimulates Spontaneous Use of the Impaired Upper Extremity following Motor Cortex Injury, 529-542. Vol. 202. Experimental Brain Research, 2010.
  • McNeal, David W., Darling, Warren G., Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Rotella, Diane L., Peterson, C R., and Morecraft, Robert. Selective Long-term Reorganization of the Corticospinal Projection from the Supplementary Motor Cortex following Recovery from Lateral Motor Cortex Injury. In Journal of Comparative Neurology, 586-621. Vol. 518. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2010.
  • Vogt, B A., and Morecraft, Robert. Cingulate Gyrus, In: Squire LR (Ed), The New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Elsevier, Amsterdam. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 722-725, 2009..
  • Morecraft, Robert, and Tanji, Jun. Cingulofrontal Interactions and Cingulate Skeletomotor Areas, In: Vogt BA (Ed), Cingulate Nerurobiology and Disease, Oxford University Press, Oxford. In Cingulate Neurobiology and Disease: Infrastructure, Diagnosis, Treatment,, edited by Vogt, BA, 113-144, 2009..
  • Morecraft, Robert, Ugollini, Gabriella, Lanciego, Jose L., Wouterlood, F G., and Pandya, Deepak N.. Classic and Contemporary Neural Tract Tracing Techniques, In: Johansen-Berg H, Behrens TEJ (Eds), Diffusion MRI: From Quantitative Measurement to In Vivo Neuroanatomy, Elsevier, New York. In Diffusion MRI: From Quantitative Measurement to In-Vivo Neuroanatomy, edited by Johansen-Berg H, Beherns TEJ, 273-308, 2009..
  • Darling, Warren G., Pizzimenti, Marc A., Rotella, Diane, Peterson, C R., Ge, Jizhi, McNeal, David W., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., and Morecraft, Robert. Volumetric Effects of Frontal Motor Cortex Injury on Recovery of Dexterous Movements, 90-108. Vol. 220. Experimental Neurology, 2009.
  • McNeal, David W., Ge, Jizhi, Herrick, Jim L., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., and Morecraft, Robert. Characterization of Some Morphological Parameters of Orbicularis Oculi Motor Neurons in Monkey, 12-27. Vol. 151. Neuroscience, 2008.
  • Buckwalter, Jody A., Parvizi, Josef, Morecraft, Robert, and Van Hoesen, Gary W.. Thalamic Projections to the Posteromedial Cortex in the Macaque, 1709-1733. Vol. 507. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2008.
  • Morecraft, Robert, McNeal, David W., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., Gedney, M, Schroeder, C M., and Van Hoesen, G W.. Amygdala Interconnections with the Cingulate Motor Cortex in the Rhesus Monkey, 134-165. Vol. 500. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2007.
  • Morecraft, Robert, McNeal, David W., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., Dvavajscak, Z, Ge, Jizhi, and Schnieder, P. Localization of Arm Representation in the Cerebral Peduncle of the Non-Human Primate, 149-167. Vol. 504. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2007.
  • Pizzimenti, Marc A., Darling, Warren G., Rotella, Diane, Herrick, Jim L., Ge, Jizhi, McNeal, David W., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., and Morecraft, Robert. Measurement of Reaching Kinematics and Prehensile Dexterity in Non-Human Primates, 1015-1029. Vol. 98. Journal of Neurophysiology, 2007.
  • Nagamoto-Combs, K, McNeal, D W., Morecraft, Robert, and Combs, C K.. Prolonged Microgliosis in the Rhesus Monkey Central Nervous System after Traumatic Brain Injury, 1719-1742. Vol. 24. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2007.
  • Darling, Warren G., Peterson, C R., Herrick, Jim L., McNeal, David W., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., and Morecraft, Robert. Measurement of Coordination of Object Manipulation in Non-Human Primates, 38-44. Vol. 154. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2006.
  • Heckers, Stephan, Weiss, A P., Deckersbach, T, Goff, D C., Morecraft, Robert, and Bush, George. Anterior Cingulate Activation during Cognitive Intereference in Schizophrenia, 707-715. Vol. 161. Americal Journal of Psychiatry, 2004.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Cipolloni, P B., Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., Gedney, M, and Pandya, Deepak N.. Cytoarchitecture and Cortical Connections of the Posterior Cingulate and adjacent Somatosensory Fields in the Rhesus Monkey, 37-69. Vol. 469. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2004.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., and Rossing, William R.. The Motor Cortex and Facial Expression: New Insights from Neuroscience, 235-249. Vol. 10. The Neurologist, 2004.
  • Okun, M S., Bowers, D, Springer, U, Shapira, N A., Malone, D, Rezai, A R., Nuttin, B, Heilman, K M., Morecraft, Robert, Rasmussen, S A., Greenberg, B D., Foote, K D., and Goodman, W K.. Whats in a Smile? Intra-operative Observations of Contralateral Smiles Induced by Deep Brain Stimulation, 271-279. Vol. 10. Neurocase, 2004.
  • Morecraft, Robert, and Van Hoesen, Gary W.. Functional Neuroanatomy of Limbic Structures and Some Relationships with Prefrontal Cortex, In: Schiffer RD, Rao SM, Fogel BS (Eds), Neuropsychiatry, 2nd Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia. Edited by Schiffer RD, Rao SM and Fogel BS, 294-327, 2003..
  • Ding, S L., Morecraft, Robert, and Van Hoesen, Gary W.. The Topography, Cytoarchitecture and Cellular Phenotypes of Cortical Areas forming the Cingulo-Parahippocampal Isthmus and Adjoining Retrocalcarine Areas in the Monkey, 184-201. Vol. 456. Journal of Compartive Neurology, 2003.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Herrick, Jim, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kim S., and Louie, Jennifer. Localization of Arm Representation in the Corona Radiata and Internal Capsule in the Non-Human Primate Brain, 176-198. Vol. 125. Brain, 2002.
  • Morecraft, Robert, and Yeterian, Ed H.. Prefrontal Cortex, In: Ramachandran VS (Ed), Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Vol. 4, Academic Press, San Diego. In Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, edited by Ramachandran VS, 11-26, 2002..
  • Morecraft, Robert, Louie, Jennifer L., Herrick, Jim L., and Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S.. Cortical Innervation of the Facial Nucleus in the Non-Human Primate: A New Interpretation of the Effects of Stroke and Related Subtotal Brain Trauma on the Muscles of Facial Expression, 176-208. Vol. 124. Brain, 2001.
  • Morecraft, Robert, Rockland, Kathy S., and Van Hoesen, Gary W.. Localization of Area Prostriata and its Projection to the Cingulate Motor Cortex in the Rhesus Monkey, 192-203. Vol. 10. Cerebral Cortex, 2000.

Awards and Honors:

  • University of South Dakota Presidents Award for Research Excellence, The University of South Dakota, 2009
  • Presidents Award for Scientific Poster Presentation, Americal Society of Biomechanics, 2004
  • Department of Physical Therapy Contributor of the Year Award, University of South Dakota Physical Therapy Department, 2001
  • South Dakota Board of Reagents Award for Excellence in Research, 1998
  • Chester B. McVay Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, 1994

Presentations:

  • Darling, Warren, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Rotella, Diane, Pizzimenti, Marc, Morecraft, Robert. Changes in the supplementary motor cortex projection to gigantocellular reticular nucleus after peri-rolandic injury are correlated with recovery of upper limb function.. Presented at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, Ireland. (May 2017)
  • Darling, Warren, Rotella, Diane, Pizzimenti, Marc, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Changes in supplementary motor cortex projection to medullary precerebellar relay nuclei correlate with upper limb recovery after peri-rolandic injury in monkey.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 46th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (November 2016)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Differential Effects of Frontal and Frontoparietal Injury on Spared Corticospinal Projection Systems in the Motor Recovery Process. Presented at the John H. and Amy Bowles Lawrence Foundation Symposium, Research Frontiers in Cerebrovascular Disease and Disorders, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (October 2015)
  • Darling, Warren, Hynes, Stephanie, Rotella, Diane, Pizzimenti, Marc, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Age and Handedness Effects on Hand Motor Recovery after Sensorimotor Cortex Lesions in Macaca Mulatta.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 45th Annual Meeting, Chicago. (October 2015)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Basic Science Course in Head and Neck Anatomy for Residents. Presented at the Annual Summer Clinical and Basic Science Course in Otolaryngology, Iowa City, Iowa. (July 2015)
  • Morecraft, Robert. The Cerebral Cortex and Facial Expression: Potential Role in Blepharospasm and related Head and Neck Dystonias. Presented at the South Dakota Regional Blepharospasm and Dystonia Patient Support Group , Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (April 2015)
  • Soliman, H, Seecharan, D, Zhang, H, Edwards, I, McNeal, DW, Morecraft, Robert, Darling, WG, Ge, J, Stilwell-Morecraft, KS, Nudo, RJ, Nazzaro, J, Arnold, P, Cheney, P. Recovery of Forelimb Motor Function following Complete Lesions of Rostral Motor Cortex in Macaque Monkeys. Presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 14th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (October 2014)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Ipsilesional Dexterous Movements after Fronto-parietal Lesions in Macaca mulatta. Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., 162.14, 2014.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 44th Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (October 2014)
  • Hynes, Stephanie, , S. K., Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Ge, Jizhi, Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Pushing Hand Posture Influences Success Rate in Rhesus Monkeys Performing a Bimanual Task.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 43rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2013)
  • Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Learned Nonuse is Similar after Unilateral Lesions to Motor and Sensorimotor Areas of the Brain in Macaca mulatta. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 43th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (October 2013)
  • Hynes, Stephanie, Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Ge, Jizhi, Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Bimanual Drawer Task may Promote Unimanual Skill Recovery after Unilateral Sensorimotor Cortex Lesions in Rhesus Monkeys. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (October 2012)
  • Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Precision Grip and Manipulation following Lesions of Rostral and Caudal Hand Areas of M1 in in Macaca Mulatta. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 42nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (October 2012)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Neuroanatomical Correlates for Motor Recovery following Brain Injury: Distributed Corticofugal Fiber Representation and Corticospinal Plasticity in the Non-human Primate. Presented at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Landon Center on Aging, Kansas City, Kansas. (February 2012)
  • Darling, Warren G., Rotella, Diane, Nicol, J, Pizzimenti, Marc A., Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Precision Grip and Manipulation following Motor and Sensorimotor Lesions in Macaca Mulatta. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (November 2011)
  • Darling, Warren G., Hynes, Stephanie, Pizzimenti, Marc A., Rotella, Diane, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly S., Morecraft, Robert. Hand Preference Influences Accquisition of a Novel Fine Motor Task in Rhesus Monkeys. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2010)
  • Hynes, Stephanie, Bartel, L, Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Interlimb Coordination during Learning and Post-lesion Recovery of Bimanual Skill in Macaca Mulatta. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2010)
  • Osborn, Roy, Morecraft, Robert. Gross and Clinical Anatomy Review Workshop of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremities with a Neuroanatomical Workshop. Presented at the 18th Annual Harry E. Settles Anatomy Review Workshop, Vermillion, SD: Lee Medicine, Rooms L15 and 106. (June 24, 2010)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Subcortical Organization of Motor Pathways to Brainstem Motor Nuclei and the Spinal Cord. Presented at the Second Congress of the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (November 2009)
  • Hynes, Stephanie, Geiger, N, Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, Ge, Jizhi, , Kimberly Stilwell-Morecraft, Morecraft, Robert. Learning and Post-lesion Recovery of Bimanual Skill in Macaca Mulatta. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (October 2009)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Ipsilesional Hand Fine Motor Function following Motor Cortex Lesions in Rhesus Monkeys. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 39th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (October 2009)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Section on Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy for Resident Surgeons. Presented at the Annual Clinical and Basic Science Course in Otolaryngology, Iowa City, IA. (July 2009)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Classic Methods for Neuroanatomy:Neural Tract Tracing. Presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping 15th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. (June 2009)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Facial Expression: New Insights from Neuroscience. Presented at the Forty Second Annual Winter Conference on Brain Research, Copper Mountain, Colorado. (January 2009)
  • Darling, Warren, McNeal, David, Ge, Jizhi, Rotella, Diane, Hynes, Stephanie, Cline, Kathrine, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Recovery of Fine Hand Motor Function following Lesions to Lateral Cortical Motor Areas is associated with Expansion of the Corticospinal Projection from SMA in Non-Human Primates.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.. (November 2008)
  • Morecraft, Robert. The Motor Cortex and Facial Expression: New Insights form Neuroscience. Presented at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (November 2008)
  • Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, Hynes, Stephanie, Ge, Jizhi, Cline, Kathrine, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Minimal Forced use can Overcome Learned Non-use following Isolated Frontal Motor Cortex Lesions in Sub-human Primates.. Presented at the Society for the Neural Control of Movement Annual Conference, Naples, Florida. (May 2008)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Connectional Correlates of Cytoarchitectonic Differentiation in the Insulofrontal and Cingulofrontal Fields of the Rhesus Monkey. Presented at the Architecture of the Primate Cortex: A Symposium in Honor of Professor von Economo, Trieste, Italy. (March 2008)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Neuroanatomical Correlates of Motor Recovery following Brain Injury. Presented at the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Kansas City, Kansas. (February 2008)
  • Qiu, Mingguo, Rajendra, Justin, Darling, Warren, Morecraft, Robert, Ni, Chun Chun, Butler, Andy. White Matter Integrity but not BOLD response Predicts Upper Limb Motor Function in Patients after Stroke. Presented at the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2008)
  • Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Peterson, Clay, Rotella, Diane, McNeal, David, Ge, Jizhi, Cline, Pat, Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Degree of Hand Preference and Lesion Volume Influence Recovery of Hand Motor Function following Lesions of Cortical Motor Areas in Non-human Primates. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2007)
  • Hynes, Stephanie, Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Rotella, Diane, McNeal, David, Ge, Jizhi, Cline, Pat, Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Degree of Hand Preference in Rhesus Monkeys has Little Effect on Learning and Skill in Fine Motor Tasks. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2007)
  • McNeal, David, Darling, Warren, Pizziminti, Marc, Nagamoto-Combs, Kumi, Combs, Colin, Peterson, Chris, Rotella, Diane, Ge, Jizhi, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, . Long-term Reorganization of the Corticospinal Projection from the Supplementary Motor Cortex following Brain Injury is accompanied by Motor Recovery and Prolonged Microgliosis in the Rhesus Monkey. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 37th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. (November 2007)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Functional Organization of Facial Movements and some New Observations on Cortical Innervation of the Hypoglossal Nucleus. Presented at the Movement Disorder Society 11th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Istanbul, Turkey. (June 2007)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Classic Methods for Neuroanatomy: Neural Tract Tracing. Presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping 13th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (June 2007)
  • Darling, Warren, Pizzimenti, Marc, Peterson, Clay, Rotella, Diane, McNeal, David, Ge, Jizhi, Cline, Pat, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, Morecraft, Robert. Deficits in Fine Motor Control induced by Lesions of Cortical Motor Areas in Non-human Primates. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2006)
  • McNeal, David, Stilwell-Morecraft, Kimberly, . Stereological Evaluation of the Anterior Cingulate Projection to the Cervical Spinal Cord in the Rhesus Monkey. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (November 2006)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Structural, Molecular and Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying Motor Recovery in the Acute and Long Term Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury. Presented at the Spinal Cord Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury Educational Symposium , Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (November 2006)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Amygdala Interconnections with the Cingulate Motor Cortex and Some Morphological Observations of Orbicularis Oculi Motor Neurons. Presented at the Brainstorming Session on Cranial Cervical Dystonia. Program Director: Dr. Mark Hallett, Houston, Texas. (September 2006)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Cerebral Circuits Underlying Orofacial Representation: Neural Correlates for Interpreting Facial Expression; TLE, and Motor Recovery following Brain Trauma. Presented at the Department of Neurology, Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center, Baltimore, Maryland. (February 2006)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Cortical Mechanisms Supporting Motor Recovery following Subtotal Brain Injury. Presented at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar Series, United Hospital Lecture Hall, Grand Forks, North Dakota. (January 2006)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Grand Rounds, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (December 2005)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Foundations of Biomedical Science Seminar Series, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota. (April 2004)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Cortical Mechanisms Supporting Motor Recovery. Presented at the Integrative Neuroscience Research Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (October 2003)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Cytoarchitecture and Cortical Connections of the Posterior Cingulate Cortex and Adjacent Somatosensory Fields in Rhesus Monkey. Presented at the Department of Neurology, Bedford, Massachusetts. (March 2002)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation 19th Annual Movement Disorder Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. (August 2001)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. (March 2001)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the National Institutes of Health Focal Dystonia Brainstorming Session, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (November 2000)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation 18th Annual Movement Disorder Conference, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Kentucky College of Medicine. (August 2000)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Presented at the Seminar Lecture Series, The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky. (March 2000)
  • Morecraft, Robert. Potential Cerebral Cortical Influence on Spasmodic Dysphonia. Presented at the South Dakota Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Conference, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (March 2000)