Clinically oriented studies range from the study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the neuronal response to injury to the analysis of the complex systems in the brain that are responsible for movement, sensation and language. While some laboratories work directly on particular neural diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Charcot- Marie-Tooth and Leber congenital amaurosis, others study more general topics with clinical relevance, such as the biochemical and cellular mechanisms associated with neural trauma and spinal cord injury. By meshing basic and clinical research, we achieve the best of both worlds improving both our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of neural function in the normal and diseased nervous system.
Jada Lewis, Ph.D.
Wolfgang J. Streit, Ph.D.