Research : Basic Research

Basic Research

The Department of Neurology has had a more than 50 year tradition of strong federally funded basic science research programs. The goal of these programs has been to uncover the pathological mechanisms of neurological disease and to devise new therapeutic approaches to protect the population at large against these diseases. Over the last 4 decades, different programs have been added to this mission, which encompass research Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), drug addiction, stem cell research, stroke, cardiac arrest, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline during aging. The department was ranked in the top 10 Neurology departments in the country with NIH funding in 2010 and 2011. The programs to the right are currently active in our department.

Basic Science Faculty:

Antonio Barrientos, Ph.D.

Kunjan Dave, Ph.D.

Francisca Diaz, Ph.D.

Chuanhui Dong, Ph.D.

Hung-Wen Lin, Ph.D.

Deborah C. Mash, Ph.D.

Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D.

Miguel Perez-Pinzon, Ph.D.

Ami Raval, Ph.D.

Eugene L. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D.

Thomas J. Sick, Ph.D.

Brant Watson, Ph.D.

Sion L. Williams, Ph.D.