Our Neurosurgery Research Centers focus on innovative research that will further our understanding of neurological disease while helping to develop new treatments.
The Center for Neurodegenerative and Vascular Brain Disorders focuses on Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. In addition to developing new therapies for these diseases, the center is also exploring novel concepts that will deepen our understanding of how these diseases work.
The Center for Translational Neuromedicine uses cell and gene therapy to develop new approaches for treating neurological disease. The center’s work emphasizes the use of a patient’s own stem and progenitor cells for structural repair. Stem cell transplant and isolation strategies are also being explored. This work holds promise for patients who suffer from diseases caused by dysfunction or loss of a single cell type, such as dysmyelinating disease.