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Robert Agate, Ph.D.

Robert J. Agate, Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

Identifying and characterizing those molecular pathways that serve to link testosterone-induced angiogenesis and neurogenesis. His work focuses on the adult songbird forebrain, a uniquely powerful model for assessing the molecular mechanisms of induced angiogenesis and neurogenesis in the adult vertebrate brain.
Abdellatif Benraiss, Ph.D.

Abdellatif Benraiss, Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

The use of gene therapeutic strategies to induce and regulate neurogenesis from endogenous neural stem cells in the adult mammalian brain, with a particular emphasis on developing this as a therapeutic strategy in Huntington's disease.
Devin Chandler-Militello, M.S.

Devin Chandler-Militello, M.S.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

Rashid Deane, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Rashid Deane, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

The role of the neurovascular unit (blood-brain barrier, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons) in controlling the brain’s microenvironment in health and disease. This includes clearance mechanisms of molecules (e.g., tau), from the aging and injured brain, and the impact of toxicants and metals in the development of cognitive decline and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Understanding how the aging brain distributes and eliminates molecules may lead to novel therapeutic approaches for the diagnosis and prevention of AD, and thus minimize the burden of the pending AD tsunami.
Fengfei Ding, M.D.

Fengfei Ding, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

EEG recording and behavior tests
Steven Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven A. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

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.
Nanhong Lou, M.D.

Nanhong Lou, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

The role of gliosis and glial cell signaling in stroke by using in vivo multiphoton imaging and electrophysiological methods.
Iben Lundgaard, Ph.D.

Iben Lundgaard, Ph.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

The function of astrocyte-oligodendrocyte gap junctions.
Tamara Major, Ph.D.

Tamara Major, Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

Application of glial progenitor cells derived from human embryonic stem (hES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for neurodegenerative disease modeling and development of stem cell based therapeutic strategies.
Rupal Mehta, M.D.

Rupal Mehta, M.D.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nedergaard Lab

Mehta Lab

Small vessel disease and blood-brain barrier disruption in stroke
Erlend Nagelhus, M.D., Ph.D.

Erlend Arnulf Nagelhus, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

Glia-vascular Imaging
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

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.
Joana Osorio, M.D.

Joana Osorio, M.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

Cell based therapies for treatment of congenital disorders of myelin, particularly Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease and Krabbe disease. Gene editing of human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Pelizaeus Merzbacher disease for autologous cell transplantation. Differential characteristics of human and murine NG2+ oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the grey and white matter. Migration and dispersal of human oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the rat brain.
Weiguo Peng, M.D.

Weiguo Peng, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Nedergaard Lab

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.
Jiandi Wan, Ph.D.

Jiandi Wan, Ph.D.

Imaging Sciences

Nedergaard Lab

Red cell mechanosensing dynamics, tissue engineering and fluid dynamics.
Su Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Su Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

Differentiation of human striatal neural progenitor cells into medium spiny neurons, and the additional changes in their gene expression that accompany their expression of mutant Huntington protein. His goal is to identify targets for intervention in Huntington’s Disease. Working together with Dr. Windrem, Dr. Wang also studies the oligodendrocytic differentiation of human glial progenitor cells, as derived from pluripotential stem cells, for the purpose of establishing iPS and ES cell-based sources of oligodendrocyte progenitors for cell therapy.
Martha Windrem, Ph.D.

Martha Windrem, Ph.D.

Neurology

Goldman Lab

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.
Jim Xu, Ph.D.

Jim Xu, Ph.D.

Neurology

Nedergaard Lab

Using in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological, multiphoton, oxygen sensor and potassium sensor methods to investigate the physiological functions of astrocytes in the central nervous system.