Collaborators

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Lane K. Bekar, Ph.D. Pharmacology University of Saskatchewan Research Focus: Neuromodulators, glial cells, and neurodegeneration
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Michael V. Bennett, Ph.D. Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience Albert Einstein College of Medicine Research Focus: Electrical synapses, gap junctions and hemichannels, NMDA receptors, Global ischemia, delayed neurodegeneration
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Helene D. Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiology Brookhaven National Labs, Stony Brook University Research Focus: Applying MRI and other imaging modalities in translational neuroscience studies.
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Daniel Christensen, Ph.D. OEM Application Manager, North AmericaNeurology TOPTICA Photonics, Inc. Research Focus: Investigation of Capillary-level Blood Flow Variability Through the Application of Random Access Multiphoton Microscopy to Cerebral Blood Flow Imaging
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Steven A. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology University of Rochester Research Focus: Identify the expression patterns of the major categories of stem and progenitor cells of the adult human brain and to use that information to define the signaling pathways that distinguish one progenitor from another, as well as those that distinguish brain tumor stem and progenitor cells from their normal counterparts.
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Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D. Neurosurgery University of Rochester Research Focus: Exploration of how the brain's support cells, called glia, contribute to maintaining the proper environment for neuronal function and how their failure in conditions like vascular dementia, stroke and traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegeneration.
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Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D. Anesthesiology Harvard Research Focus: Chronic pain, such as neural injury-associated neuropathic pain.
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Jian Kang, M.D., Ph.D. Cell Biology & Anatomy New York Medical College Research Focus: The interplay between excitatory and inhibitory synapses; mechanisms underlying epilepsy; roles of astrocytes in synaptic plasticity; properties and functions of K channel, Na channel, GABAA channel and gap-junction hemichannel.
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John D. Markman, M.D. Neurosurgery University of Rochester Research Focus: Chronic pain associated with nerve injury.
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Anthony Petraglia, M.D. University of Rochester Research Focus: Traumatic brain injury and concussion.
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Zeguang Ren, M.D., Ph.D. University of Rochester Research Focus: General neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, vascular/endovascular neurosurgery.
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Alcino Silva, M.D., Ph.D. Neurobiology UCLA Research Focus: Learning, Memory and its Disorders.
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Nathan Anthony Smith, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Utah Health Care Research Focus: Neuroglia interactions, Astrocytic Calcium signaling, Epilepsy, and Microglia and astrocytic interactions
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Yoland Smith, Ph.D. Neuroscience Emory University Research Focus: To understand the pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease (PD) and characterize changes in the synaptic plasticity of the basal ganglia in normal and pathological conditions.
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Takahiro Takano, Ph.D. Neurosurgery University of Rochester Research Focus: Purinergic signaling in peripheral nociceptive nerve, neurovascular coupling, stroke injury and astrocytic communication
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Alexander S. Thrane Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway Research Focus: Roles of astrocytes in neurological disorders by in vivo two-photon laser scanning microscopy.
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Vinita Rangroo Thrane Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway Research Focus: Roles of astrocytes in neurological disorders by in vivo two-photon laser scanning microscopy.
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Alexei Verkhratsky, M.D., Ph.D., DSc Life Sciences University of Manchester Research Focus: Regulation of neuronal endoplasmic reticulum calcium stores by intraluminal calcium
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Martha Windrem, Ph.D. Neurology University of Rochester Research Focus: The use of glial progenitor cells for treating disorders of myelin, in both pediatric and adult animal models of myelin disease. She also studies the biology of human astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in vivo, in chimeric brain models that permit the assessment of human cells in vivo, in rodent models of neurological disease.

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