Faculty

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc University of Rochester
Principal Investigator
work Box 645 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: KMRB 1-9915B p (585) 273-2868 f (585) 276-2298 Research Focus: The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.
Marisa L. Cotrina, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Research Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Role of glia in stroke and traumatic brain injury. Involvement of glia in metabolic brain damage.
Rashid Deane, B.Sc., Ph.D. University of Rochester
Research Professor
work Box 670 Rochester NY Research Focus: The role of the neurovascular unit (blood-brain barrier, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons) in controlling the brain’s microenvironment in health and disease. Mechanisms for the clearance of molecules from brain, and changes in these processes that lead to the development of disease. The current focus is on neurodegeneration (such as Alzheimer’s disease) and injury to the brain.
Jeffrey Iliff, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Adjunct Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY 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.
Nanhong Lou, M.D. University of Rochester
Research Assistant Professor
work Box 670 Rochester NY Research Focus: The role of gliosis and glial cell signaling in stroke by using in vivo multiphoton imaging and electrophysiological methods.
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Iben Lundgaard, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Research Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: The function of astrocyte-oligodendrocyte gap junctions.
Erlend Arnulf Nagelhus, M.D., Ph.D. University of Rochester
Adjunct Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Glia-vascular Imaging
Weiguo Peng, M.D. University of Rochester
Research Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Spinal cord and spinal nerve injury; more specifically the secondary injury after spinal cord trauma and how to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury.
Takahiro Takano, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Assistant Professor
work Box 645 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 1-9643 p (585) 275-3469 Research Focus: Purinergic signaling in peripheral nociceptive nerve, neurovascular coupling, stroke injury and astrocytic communication
Fushun Wang, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Adjunct Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Astrocytic regulation of extracellular potassium and its effect on the activities of neurons.
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Linhui Wang, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Visiting Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY
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Lulu Xie, Ph.D. University of Rochester
Research Assistant Professor
work Rochester NY Research Focus: Glymphatic system difference between awake and sleep.

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