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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
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Painful diabetic neuropathy, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, inflammatory muscle disease.
  • 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, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Cell biological approaches to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of malignant brain tumors.
  • 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
    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
    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, MD, PhD
    Dual Hospital Provider
    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