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Research Faculty—Neurology

Program Director/Department Chair: Luis Mejico, MD

  • Robert Beach, MD, PhD, FAAN, FACNS
    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
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

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

  • Deborah Bradshaw, MD, FAAN
    Associate 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
    Assistant 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
    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.

  • 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
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Multiple sclerosis and general neurology.

  • Dragos Mihaila, MD
    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
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis