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Research Faculty—Neurology

Program Director/Department Chair: Luis Mejico, MD

  • Robert Beach, MD, PhD
    Professor
    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, PhD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    FMRI and SPECT localization of neuropsychological functions, memory functions and prosody

  • Deborah Bradshaw, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Painful diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, inflammatory muscle disease.

  • Antonio Culebras, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    All forms of sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

  • Rosamma Joseph, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor
  • 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, MD, PhD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Mechanisms of sensory coding in the olfactory system; seizure mechanisms in hippocampal slices; optical imaging techniques.

  • Smita Kittur, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • 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, 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, MD, FAHA
    Professor
    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, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of innate immune responses to viruses.

    Bioenergetics of neuroinflammation.

  • Luis Mejico, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Clinical reasearch in various Neuro-Ophthalmic conditions such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension; as well as multiple sclerosis and headache syndromes.

  • Cornelia Mihai, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Multiple sclerosis and general neurology.

  • Dragos Mihaila, MD
    Clinical Associate 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, MD, PhD
    Professor
    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, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
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Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Director
Strategic Research Initiatives

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Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
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Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
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Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
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Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
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