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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

James Filiano - Pediatric neurology, intensivist, inherited metabolic disease

  • Role of the brainstem raphe in respiratory control in piglets
  • Genetic causes of illness in patients with unknown presumed neurogenetic syndromes
  • Prevalence of dopa responsive dystonia in patients who carry the diagnosis of of cerebral palsy

Glen Greenough - Sleep disorders, assessment of alertness, restless leg syndrome

  • Coexistence of sleep disorders in IPD and ALS

Barbara Jobst

  • 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

Timothy Lukovits - Stroke

  • PFO closure trial
  • Carotid stenting trials
  • Quality research grant in acute stroke response team
  • Stroke patient management database
  • Visual effects of stroke

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

  • Pediatric epilepsy drug trials
  • Head injury and seizures in a piglet model
  • Neonatal seizure-related projects

Elijah Stommel - Neuromuscular disease, axonal transport, ALS

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

Rand Swenson - Spine disease, neuroanatomy

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

Rebecca Thompson

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