Research Faculty

Program Director/Department Chair: Lawrence Chin, MD

  • Blair Calancie, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    CNS plasticity after trauma; intraoperative electrophysiology.

  • Daniel Tso, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Neuronal mechanisms of visual perception, studied through physiological, anatomical and functional imaging techniques.

  • Mariano Viapiano, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Brain cancer therapies; tumor microenvironment; tumor invasion; extracellular matrix; nano-therapeutics; immunotherapies

  • Li-Ru Zhao, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Brain plasticity; molecular, cellular and functional mechanisms of brain repair in stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, CADASIL, and traumatic brain injury; live brain imaging; stem cell biology.

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