Faculty Research Interests

Nearly all faculty members are engaged in clinical or basic neuroscience research. Residents are encouraged to participate in research.

Kris Bujarski - Epilepsy

  • Cognitive disturbances following epilepsy surgery
  • Cognitive dysfunction following selective and standard temporal lobectomy
  • Self-perception of cognitive disturbances in epilepsy
  • Social cognition and epilepsy

Jeffrey Cohen - Neuromuscular diseases

  • ALS
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Diabetic neuropathy

Mary Feldman - Movement disorders

  • Clinical trials

Barbara Jobst - Epilepsy

  • Brain stimulation for epilepsy and memory enhancement
  • Clinical manifestations of frontal lobe epilepsy
  • Cognitive impairment and epilepsy
  • Electrophysiological correlates (ECoG) of cognitive processing
  • HOBSCOTCH = home based self-management and cognitive training changes lives
  • Intracranial electrophysiology and ECoG of seizures and epileptiform activity
  • Managing Epilepsy Well Network 
  • Outcomes after epilepsy surgery
  • Self-management in epilepsy

Erik Kobylarz

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
  • Medical devices
  • Neurostimulation therapies

Victoria Lawson

  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Inflammatory, toxic and genetic neuropathies
  • Muscular dystrophies and genetic neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Stephen Lee - Movement disorders

  • Clinical trials

Timothy Lukovits – Stroke

  • Field Assessment Stroke Triage for Emergency Destination (FAST-ED) in a rural EMS region
  • Stroke in atrial fibrillation

Richard Morse - Pediatric neurology, pediatric epilepsy, neurogenetic disorders, migrational anomalies

  • Neonatal seizure-related projects
  • Pediatric epilepsy drug trials

Barbara Nye - Headache disorders

  • Clinical trials

Andrew Pachner – Neuro immunology

  • Biomarkers of Multiple Sclerosis

Nathaniel Robbins – Clinical neurophysiology

  • ALS
  • Ethics
  • International clinical studies

Lara Ronan

  • Creative art interventions in epilepsy patient QOL

Andrew Smith - Multiple Sclerosis

  • Clinical trials
  • Yoga and psychoeducation in patients with MS

Aleksandra Stark – Behavioral neurology

  • Alzheimer’s

Elijah Stommel - Neuromuscular disease, axonal transport, ALS

  • Clinical trials in ALS
  • Pathophysiology of ALS
  • The epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
  • Toxicology of ALS

Vijay Thadani - Epilepsy, conversion disorders

  • Outcome of temporal lobectomy
  • Outcome of Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Use of ictal SPECT in the evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery

George Thomas - Epilepsy

  • fMRI
  • Intraoperative monitoring and anesthesiology

Rebecca Thompson

  • Ataxia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Orthostatic tremor
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Task specific dystonia in athletes