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

Jeffrey Cohen - Neuromuscular diseases

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • ALS
  • Autonomic neuropathy

Mary Feldman - Movement Disorders

  • Clinical Trials

Barbara Jobst - Epilepsy

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

Erik Kobylarz

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
  • medical devices
  • neurostimulation therapies

Victoria Lawson

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

Stephen Lee - Movement disorders

  • Clinical Trials

Timothy Lukovits – Stroke

  • Stroke in Afib
  • Field Assessment Stroke Triage for Emergency Destination (FAST-ED) in a Rural EMS Region.

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

  • Pediatric epilepsy drug trials
  • Neonatal seizure-related projects

Barbara Nye - Headache disorders

  • Clinical Trials

Andrew Pachner – Neuro immunology

  • Biomarkers of Multiple Sclerosis

Nathaniel Robbins – Clinical neurophysiology

  • Ethics
  • ALS
  • 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

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

  • Intraoperative monitoring and anesthesiology
  • fMRI

Rebecca Thompson

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