Research Activities

The Department of Neurology is active in basic and clinical research and receives significant financial grant support from governmental and private sources.

Residents are required to participate in basic science or clinical research supervised by faculty members. They will present their work to the Department and other interested attendees near the end of their PGY-4 year.

Clinical Research

  • Konstantin E. Balashov, MD PhD (Multiple sclerosis): 1) Clinical trials in Multiple Sclerosis; 2) Clinical aspects and Differential diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Jerry M. Belsh, MD (Neuromuscular disorders) Clinical aspects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, clinical trials, diagnostic criteria 
  • Shan Chen, MD PhD (Neuromuscular disorders) Clinical and electrophysiologic aspects of autoimmune and toxic neuropathies; clinical trials in ALS, myasthenia gravis,  diabetic neuropathy, and neuropathic pain.
  • Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD (Multiple sclerosis) Clinical trials of immunotherapeutics in MS
  • Lawrence I. Golbe, MD (Movement disorders), Epidemiology and clinical genetics of progressive supranuclear palsy, clinical trials in PSP and Parkinson’s
  • William G. Johnson, MD (Neurogenetics) Clinical genetics of autism and of Parkinson’s disease
  • Kiwon Lee, MD (Stroke) Transition of Care for Stroke Patients

  • Frederick E. Lepore, MD (Neuro-ophthalmology) nosology of visual hallucinations, neuroanatomy of genius, hemifacial spasm - less common signs
  • Ram Mani, MD (Epilepsy) Electroencephalography in the intensive care setting
  • Deviyani Mehta, MD Clinical trials in stroke and sleep apnea; stroke and left atrial cardiopathy; secondary stroke prevention using factor XIA inhibitor

  • Maral Mouradian, MD, Translational Research in Neurotherapeutics for Parkinson’s disease
  • Igor Rybinnik, MD Clinical trial in stroke and malignant edema

  • Jacob I. Sage, MD (Movement disorders) Clinical neuroprotection trials in Parkinson’s disease
  • Daniel P. Schneider, MD (Movement disorders) Psychiatric and cognitive aspects of Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, catatonia and other movement disorders
  • Stephen Wong, MD (Epilepsy) Computerized event detection in neurophysiology

Laboratory Research

  • Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, Neuroimmunology of multiple sclerosis
  • Kouichi Ito, PhD, Neuroimmunology of multiple sclerosis
  • William G. Johnson, MD, Genetics of autism, Parkinson’s disease; fetal factors in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Eunsung Junn, PhD, Molecular biology of Parkinson’s disease
  • M. Maral Mouradian, MD, Molecular biology of Parkinson’s disease