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

  • 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
  • Jennifer Chen and Gyan Pal, MD (Movement disorders), Epidemiology and clinical genetics of progressive supranuclear palsy, clinical trials in PSP and Parkinson’s
  • 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 secondary stroke prevention using factor XIA inhibitor
  • Raymond Mirasol, MD, Acute stroke rehabilitation length of stay study
  • Maral Mouradian, MD, Translational Research in Neurotherapeutics for Parkinson’s disease
  • Roger Cheng, MD Clinical trial in stroke and malignant edema
  • 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
  • Eunsung Junn, PhD, Molecular biology of Parkinson’s disease
  • Maral Mouradian, MD, Molecular biology of Parkinson’s disease