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Faculty & Research

Harris GelbardHandy Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D., Center Director
Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pediatrics

Glial and immune effector cell interactions with synapses during neuroinflammation

Gelbard Lab

Matthew BellizziMatthew Bellizzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Therapeutic approaches for multiple sclerosis

Gelbard Lab

Rupal MehtaRupal Mehta, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Neurovascular diseases and stroke

Alex Paciorkowski, M.D.

Alex Paciorkowski, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Genetics and Pediatrics

Infantile spasms

Paciorkowski Lab

Doug PortmanDouglas S. Portman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics, Neuroscience and Biology

Genetic control of sex differences in neural development, function and disease

Portman Lab

Charles Thornton, M.D.Charles Thornton, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders

Thornton Lab

Affiliated Faculty Members

Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

Understanding the mechanisms of protein expression, folding and degradation

Ghaemmaghami Lab

Gail Johnson, Ph.D.Gail Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology

The molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration

Johnson Lab