Meet The Faculty


Anissa Abi-Dargham
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Antoine Adamantidis
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David Attwell
David Attwell is the Jodrell Professor of Physiology at University College London. He started life as a physicist, then changed to neuroscience, and works on neuronal-glial interactions and brain energy use. Show full Bio
Cenk Ayata
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Khakh Baljit S.
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Felipe Barros
Felipe Barros is a principal investigator at the Biological Laboratory, Center for Scientific Studies, Valdivia, Chile. His team investigates the two-way relationship between energy and function in the brain. Show full Bio
Nicolas Bazan
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Shawn E. Bearden
Exercise physiologist specializing in microcirculation. Particular interest in the effects of exercise on cerebral microvascular health and cognitive function. Show full Bio
Ludmila Belayev
Dr. Ludmila Belayev, is both an experienced neurosurgeon and a productive and innovative bench investigator. Her main research interests relate to the development and evaluation of animal models of stroke, recovery of behavioral function and neuroprotection in brain ischemia. She is the author of over 100 scientific publications and invited book chapters and reviews. Show full Bio
David Boas
Professor Boas has a PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been building the Optics Division of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1998. A significant part of his research focuses on developing novel optical technologies for studying cerebral blood flow and metabolism. Show full Bio
Gilles Bonvento
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Richard Carson
RIchard Carson is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University and Director of the Yale PET Center. . Dr. Carson is also Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Yale. His research interests include 1)Development of mathematical models for novel radiopharmaceuticals, 2) Use of receptor-binding ligands to measure drug occupancy and dynamic changes in neurotransmitters by analysis of PET tracer signals, and 3) applications of PET tracers in clinical populations and preclinical models of disease. Show full Bio
Serge Charpak
Serge Charpak is heading the Laboratory of New Neurophysiology and New Microscopies, at the Paris Descartes University. He combined, very early, electrophysiolocal methods with two-photon imaging in order to analyse neuronal activity and then used this approach to investigate neurovascular coupling and brain oxygenation in the olfactory bulb biological model Show full Bio
Jun Chen
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Michael Chopp
Michael Chopp is Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology; Scientific Director, Neuroscience Institute and Zolton J. Kovacs Chair in Neuroscience Researchat at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Show full Bio
Dale Corbett
Dr. Dale Corbett is Professor of Neurosciences in the Dept of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Scientific Director and CEO of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. He has worked extensively in stroke neuroprotection and recovery of function. Show full Bio
Turgay Dalkara
Dr. Turgay Dalkara is a Professor of Neurology and a member of the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of the Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He also holds a joint appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA since 1992. Show full Bio
Richard Daneman
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Richard Daneman
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Adam Denes
Adam Denes is a principal investigator at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary and a visiting scientist at the University of Manchester, UK. His main interest is neuroinflammation, stroke and brain-immune interactions in health and disease. Show full Bio
Ulrich Dirnagl
Translational stroke researcher. Director of the Center for Stroke Research in Berlin. Show full Bio
Paula Dore-Duffy
Dr. Paula Dore-Duffy is a Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Dore-Duffy is an expert on pericyte physiology and will speak today about.... Show full Bio
Doris Doudet
Dr. Doudet has been an expert in functional imaging of monoaminergic systems for over 2 decades. Her main interests reside in neurodegenerative diseases and mod disorders, especially the mechanism of action of brain stimulation therapies. Show full Bio
Jens Dreier
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Kelly Drew
Dr. Drew is a Professor at the Institute of Arctic Biology of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has studied hibernation for over 20 years. She will talk today on how A1 Adenosine receptor-induced hibernation may contribute to ischemia tolerance. Show full Bio
Eszter Farkas
Eszter started to study spreading depolarization using live optical imaging in the lab of Tiho Obrenovitch, at the University of Bradford, U.K., 8 years ago. The lab moved to Szeged, Hungary, 2 years later, where Eszter has been pursuing the project on injury-related spreading depolarizations. A major interest of her lab is the impact of aging on spreading depolarization. Show full Bio
Tracy Farr
Tracy Farr is currently at the Center for Stroke Research/Department of Experimental Neurology at the Charite hospital in Berlin. She has more than 13 years experience in the field of experimental stroke research and many of her topics center around neuroimaging. Show full Bio
Jessica Filosa
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Rona Giffard
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Albert Gjedde
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Grant Gordon
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Gordon Grant
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Stephanie Hagl
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Christer Halldin
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John Hallenbeck
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Edith Hamel
Edith Hamel, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, and is Director of the Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Research at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Show full Bio
Christoph Harms
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Jed Hartings
Dr. Hartings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. With doctoral training in neuroscience, he runs a translational research lab using animal models and patient monitoring to gain insight into the neurophysiology of acute brain injury. Show full Bio
DeVries Helga
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Hajime Hirase
Hajime Hirase obtained PhD in neuroscience from University College London in 1997 and has done postdoctoral training in Prof. Buzsaki’s lab (Rutgers) for seven years and in Prof. Yuste’s lab for a year. He has been a principal investigator in RIKEN BSI (Japan) since 2004. His main field of research is neuron-glia (astrocyte) interactions in the cerebral cortex in living rodents. Show full Bio
Johannes Hirrlinger
Dr. Hirrlinger studied Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany and completed his PhD in 2002 at the University of Tübingen. From 2003 – 2006 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany. Since 2012 he is a Professor at the Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Germany. Show full Bio
Karen Hirschi
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Fahmeed Hyder
At Yale, Fahmeed Hyder is the director of the QNMR Core Center and high field animal systems. He is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Diagnostic Radiology. Since the burden of undiagnosed neurological disorders is significant, he is developing translational imaging techniques, specifically magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, to visualize molecular processes of the functioning brain at the laminar level. Show full Bio
Costantino Iadecola
Costantino Iadecola, M.D., is the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology and Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA. Show full Bio
Robert Innis
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Sebastian Jander
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Glen Jickling
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Iwao Kanno
Dr. Iwao Kanno has been involved in developing methods for measuring CBF and metabolism using SPECT and PET for more than 30 years. His main interest has been focusing regulation system of CBF in disease and health, employing microcirculation facilities for in vivo approach to neuron-glia-vessel interaction during neural activation. Show full Bio
Martin Lauritzen
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Frédéric Lesage
F. Lesage is professor at École Polytechnique where he leads a team of people working on image processing, microscopy, MRI and ultrasound. His main interest is the development of new optical vascular imaging techniques and the investigation of the impact of vascular changes on the brain. Show full Bio
Arthur Liesz
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Ute Lindauer
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Dazhi Liu
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Eng Lo
Dr. Eng Lo is a neuroscientist based at MGH in Bpston. Show full Bio
Mhairi Macrae
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Brian A. MacVicar
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Macleod Malcolm
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Diana Martinez
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Kazuto Masamoto
My major research interests include structural and functional plasticity of the neurovascular unit (NVU), specifically focusing on brain microcirculation, oxygen transport, and neurovascular coupling using optical imaging techniques on animal models of ischemia/hypoxia. Dr. Masamoto received the Melvin H. Knisely Award from ISOTT in 2008. Show full Bio
Chester Mathis
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Damian McLeod
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Christopher Moore
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Evan Morris
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Timothy Murphy
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Edwin M. Nemoto
Professor Edwin Nemoto has been studying various aspects of the circulation and metabolism of the brain for 50 years exploring the effects of ischemia both focal and global and traumatic brain injury as well aspects of neurotransmitter and brain lipid metabolism as they relate to those insults and neuroprotection. In his presentation today he will present his observations on the phenomenon of the transition from capillary perfusion to microvascular shunt flow induced by intracranial hypertension. Show full Bio
Eric Newman
Eric Newman, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, received his Bachelor’s and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was appointed to the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1990. Dr. Newman’s research focuses on glial cell functions and the regulation of blood flow in the central nervous system in health and disease. Show full Bio
Martha O’Donnell
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Halina Offner
Halina Offner, Dr. Med., is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and also a Professor in their Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Her current work encompasses translation research in multiple sclerosis and stroke. Show full Bio
Leif Ostergaard
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Wulf Paschen
Dr. Wulf Paschen is Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. His current research focuses on small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) conjugation in health and disease states. Show full Bio
Miguel A. Perez-Pinzon
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Victor Pike
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Bruce Rosen
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Sava Sakadzic
Dr Sakadzic completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering working on development of hybrid ultrasonic and optical imaging technologies in the group directed by Dr. Lihong Wang. He then completed his postdoctoral training in neuroimaging with Dr. David Boas at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is now a faculty member at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH. Show full Bio
Oliver Sakowitz
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Julie Saugstad
Dr. Saugstad is an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University. She will discuss the role of non-coding microRNAs as effectors of ischemic preconditioning-induced tolerance, and the expanding role of non-coding RNAs in ischemia and neuroprotection. Show full Bio
Frank R Sharp
Dr. Sharp is Professor of Neurology at the University of California Davis. He has paved the way for studying RNA expression in blood to diagnose strokes and TIAs and their causes. Show full Bio
Amir Shmuel
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Norihiro Suzuki
Norihiro Suzuki is Professor and Chairman of Neurology at the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. He completed his dissertation “cerebrovascular parasympathetic and sensory nerves” and presented it to the University of Lund, Sweden in 1989. Professor Suzuki’s research interests include the mechanism of vasodilatation of cerebral blood vessels with special reference to cortical spreading depression during brain ischemia and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Show full Bio
Shinichi Takahashi
Specialty: Neurology; Stroke (Clinical practice and Basic research); Regulation of Cerebral blood flow and metabolism; Astroglial biology Show full Bio
Rebecca Trueman
My research focuses on improving modelling and functional assessment of stroke in rodents. I was appointed as a Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2012. Prior to this I worked in the Brain Repair Group in at Cardiff University, UK, with Prof. Steve Dunnett. Show full Bio
Hideo Tuskada
Dr. Hideo Tsukada is senior manager of PET Center, Central Research Laboratory of Hamamatsu Photonics, Japan. He has conducted the researches of PET molecular imaging subjecting experimental animals. He will present about the aging effects of mitochondrial function in the living brain of monkey determined with the novel PET probe, [18F]BCPP-EF. Show full Bio
Alberto Vazquez
Alberto Vazquez is a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh and his work focuses on neuro-vascular and neuro-metabolic interactions in health and disease using transgenic mouse lines, optogenetics, optical imaging and fluorescence microscopy including two-photon microscopy. Show full Bio
Raghu Vemuganti
Raghu Vemuganti is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin. His lab works on the role of noncoding RNAs in stroke pathophysiology. Show full Bio
Bruno Weber
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Guo Yuan Yang
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Wei Yang
Dr. Wei Yang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center. His research interests include post-translational modifications - especially Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) conjugation – with a focus on brain ischemia/stroke, and neuroprotective drug discovery. Show full Bio
Yuguo Yu
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Meijiuan Zhang
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Berislav Zlokovic
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