Stanford Neurosciences Institute
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Gregory W. Albers, MD
The Coyote Foundation Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our groups research focus is the acute treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disorders. Our primary interest is the use of diffusion- and perfusion-weighted MRI to expand the treatment window for ischemic stroke. We are also conducting clinical studies of both neuroprotective and thrombolytic strategies for the treatment of acute stroke and investigating new antithrombotic strategies for stroke prevention.
Professor of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research focuses on understanding disease mechanisms of stroke injury and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as they relate to the COX-2-prostaglandin pathways. We are identifying prostaglandin receptor pathways that are involved in these disease models, and our objective is to identify which receptors will be translationally relevant in human neurological disease.
Professor of Neurobiology, of Developmental Biology, of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab is interested in the neuronal-glial interactions that underlie the development and function of the mammlian central nervous system.
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in the mechanism by which bacterial toxins, viruses, and protein aggregates hijack the secretory pathway and kill cells. More broadly, we investigate how diverse stresses (biological, chemical) signal to the apoptotic machinery.
To pursue these interests, we develop widely applicable new technologies to screen and measure genetic interactions; these include high-complexity shRNA libraries, which have allowed the first systematic genetic interaction maps in mammalian cells.
Associate Professor of Developmental Biology, of Computer Science and of Pediatrics (Genetics)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bejerano, co-discoverer of ultraconserved elements, studies the Human Genome. His research focuses on genome sequence and function in both humans and related primate, mammalian and vertebrate species. He is deeply interested in mapping both coding and non-coding genome sequence variation to phenotype differences, and in extracting specific genetic insights from high throughput sequencing measurements, in the contexts of development and developmental abnormalities.
Sandip Biswal, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Chronic pain sufferers are unfortunately limited by poor diagnostic tests and therapies. Our lab is interested in 'imaging pain' by using multimodality molecular imaging techniques to study nociception and neuronal inflammation as a means of improving objective, image-guided diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain disorders. We develop new molecular contrast agents for use in positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), working towards eventual clincal translation.
Nikolas Blevins, MD
Larry and Sharon Malcolmson Professor in the School of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Inner ear microendoscopy -- Developing techniques for minimally-invasive imaging of inner ear microanatomy and neural pysiology. Applications include improved cochlear implant development, inner ear regenerative techniques, inner ear surgery, and auditory physiology.
Microsurgical robotics -- Developing scalable microsurgical instrumentation and robotic techniques for use in head and neck surgery.
Surgical Simulation -- Immersive environment for temporal bone surgical simulation.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Development) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests have focused on the neural bases of eating disorders and obesity. I am particularly interested in the way emotion and reward is processed in the brain and how that may contribute to eating behavior and food restriction. I hope to eventually translate biological research findings into treatments.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab studies how injured and infected tissues communicate with the immune system. Our goals are to understand the immunology of normal wound healing and to learn why immune dysregulation happens in autoimmunity, poorly healing wounds, and chronic infections.