Areas of Research

Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD.

As director of the Translational Genomics Research Laboratory, Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, seeks to identify novel risk factors and potential pathways that can be targeted with medications to prevent or modify the course of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our department makes significant contributions to research in many areas of neurology, exploring novel treatments, disease processes and genetic factors of neurological conditions.

Our faculty members and fellows engage in innovative translational, basic and clinical research in areas including remyelination, neuropsychology and stroke prevention. A major focus of faculty research involves neuroimaging analysis and quantitative imaging to better understand neurodegenerative disorders.

Our clinical research seeks improved treatments and quality of life for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies and myasthenia gravis, among other conditions.

Ralph Benedict, PhD

  • Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropsychological Testing

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA

  • ATP1A3 gene variation movement disorders
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Dystonia
  • Rapid-onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism (RDP)
  • Spasticity after stroke

Marilou Ching, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Stroke

Thomas Covey, PhD

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive processes
  • Cognitive training
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) and Event-Related Potential (ERP) methods

Michael Dwyer, III, PhD

  • Neuroimaging

Osman Farooq, MD

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurologic complications of H1N1 in pediatric patients
  • Pediatric Concussion
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders
  • Stroke

Edward Fine, MD

  • Neuromuscular disease

Sarah Finnegan, MD, PhD

  • Epilepsy

Robert Glover, MD

  • Epilepsy

Thomas Guttuso, Jr., MD

  • Movement disorders
  • Neuro-obstetrics and gynecology

David Hojnacki, MD FAAN

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's Disease)

khalid kakish, MD

  • Metabolic disorders of childhood

Amit Kandel, MD, MBA

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Thomas Langan, MD

  • Hereditary neuropathy
  • Leukodystrophy

Ping Li, MD, MSc

  • Epilepsy

David Lichter, MBChB, FRACP

  • Movement disorders

Norah Lincoff, MD

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Joy Parrish, PhD, ABBP-CN

  • Concussion
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric neurology

Svetlana Primma Eckert

  • Multiple Sclerosis and other neurologic autoimmune diseases.

Melissa Rayhill, MD, FAHS, FAAN

  • Headache Medicine

Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

  • Computational Imaging
  • Inverse Problems
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Neuroimaging

David Shucard, PhD, FAASM, FAPA

  • Cognitive and behavioral neurosciences
  • Cognitive disturbances in Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and PTSD
  • Cognitive processes
  • EEG
  • Electrophysiological, behavioral, neuropsychological, immunological, biochemical, and neuroimaging
  • Nervous system of both animals and humans
  • Neuropsychology
  • Polysomnography (Sleep Medicine)

Nicholas Silvestri, MD, FAAN

  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular disease

Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD

  • Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders
  • Cholinergic anti-inflammatory system

Aaron Taylor

  • Cerebrovascular Disease

Arie Weinstock, M.D.

  • Epilepsy

Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Gil Wolfe, MD, FAAN

  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuromuscular outcome measures

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD

  • Neuroimaging