Faculty

Robert Beach

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Seizures; Epilepsy Surgery; Antiepileptic therapies (medical, surgical and experimental); Functional imaging; Zone state performance; Neuroprotection; Neuromodulation; Neuronal transplantation; Brain stimulation

Charles Bradshaw
Charles Bradshaw, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

FMRI and SPECT localization of neuropsychological functions, memory functions and prosody
Deborah Bradshaw
Deborah Bradshaw, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Painful diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, inflammatory muscle disease.
Andrew Bragdon
Andrew Bragdon, MD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

I am presently involved in preliminary studies of novel imaging of seizure activity using functional MRI.
Thomas Coyle

Research Interests

Cell biological approaches to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of malignant brain tumors.
Antonio Culebras

Research Interests

All forms of sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea.
Ziad El Zammar
Ziad El Zammar, MD, MRCP(UK)
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Neuroprotective and Acute therapies of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment, Moderate Hypothermia for Post-Cardiac Arrest, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage treatment, and EEG Monitoring for patients in Coma. 
Rosamma Joseph
Rosamma Joseph, MD
Assistant Professor
Burk Jubelt
Burk Jubelt, MD
Professor

Research Interests

CNS acute and chronic polio- and entero-virus infections; Growth factors for Post-Polio Syndrome; Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Motor Neuron Gene Expression

Paul Kent
Paul Kent, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Mechanisms of sensory coding in the olfactory system; seizure mechanisms in hippocampal slices; optical imaging techniques.
Smita Kittur
Smita Kittur, MD
Assistant Professor
Melissa Ko
Melissa Ko, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

My research involves the role of weight gain and recurrence of pseudotumor cerebri. I am also involved at the state and national level for legislative and patient advocacy in the field of neurology.
Julius Gene Latorre
Julius Gene Latorre, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Multimodality neuromonitoring, advanced neurophysiologic monitoring, intensive insulin therapy for SAH, IV and IA thrombolysis for acute ischemic strokes, Moderate hypothermia
Yahia Lodi

Research Interests

Endovascular strategies to improve outcome in stroke, complex aneurysms and AVM/AVF. Endothelium and blood clot interaction and role of vasodilarot in stroke therapy
Paul Massa
Paul Massa, PhD
Professor

Research Interests

Regulation of innate immune responses to viruses.

Luis Mejico
Luis Mejico, MD
Professor

Research Interests

Clinical reasearch in various Neuro-Ophthalmic conditions such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension; as well as multiple sclerosis and headache syndromes.
Cornelia Mihai
Cornelia Mihai, MD
Associate Professor

Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis and general neurology.
Dragos Mihaila
Dragos Mihaila, MD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Motor fluctuations and non-motor problems of Parkinson's disease; surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders; experimental therapies for Parkinson's disease
Jeremy Shefner
Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair

Research Interests

Clinical Therapeutics of ALS and other motor neuron disorders.  Animals models of the physiology and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Peripheral nerve physiology.
Laura Simionescu
Laura Simionescu, MD
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis