Civilian Deputy Director, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Dr. Tony Gover, after earning a B.S. in biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, applied for and was accepted to the Program in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland Baltimore and earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Following the completion of his doctoral work, Dr. Gover completed a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gover’s research focused on understanding the physiology of sensory afferent neurons and how that physiology changed as a result of physical damage or as a result of neuroinflammation. Dr. Gover was appointed to Visiting Research Associate in the Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute where he used advanced nonlinear optical techniques to elucidate the physiology of sensory afferent neurons.
Dr. Gover currently serves as the Civilian Deputy Director of the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program where he oversees Army, Defense Health Program, and Congressional Special Interest funds directed toward developing innovative clinical and rehabilitative medicine solutions. The research program focuses on investigating strategies to repair catastrophic wounds, improve pain management, maximizing return to duty rates and improving overall quality of life for Service Members who have sustained traumatic injuries in combat.