John Cirrito, PhD
The Cirrito lab focuses on understanding the metabolism Abeta within the brain extracellular fluid or interstitial fluid (ISF). It developed a novel in vivo microdialysis technique that enables us to specifically measure ISF Abeta within the brains of living and awake wildtype and APP transgenic mice.
Nico U.F. Dosenbach, MD, PhD
Plasticity is one of the hallmark features of the human brain. Use-driven plasticity is critically important for typical development as well as recovering from brain injury. Thus, the overarching goal of our research is to better understand use-driven brain plasticity.
Lawrence N. Eisenman, MD, PhD
The Eisenman lab's primary research interest in the role of GABA receptors both in the normal physiology of the brain and in pathological states, particularly epilepsy. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, and dysfunction in the GABA system is a major component of the pathology of epilepsy.
Stefanie Geisler, MD
The goal of the Geisler lab is to identify new therapeutic agents that can be translated into relevant treatment strategies for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathies. We integrate genetic data from patients and analysis of patient-derived neurons with information from cell and animal models to gain insight into molecular mechanisms underlying axon degeneration and regeneration.
Krzysztof Hyrc, PhD
Krzysztof Hyrc, PhD, is primarily interested in ionic mechanisms of excitotoxic neuronal cell death. He specializes in intracellular ion concentration measurements using optical techniques, particularly low affinity calcium indicators.
Kwee Liu Lin Thio, MD, PhD
The research interests of Liu-Lin Thio, MD, PhD, are cellular neurophysiology, inhibitory glycine receptors and ketogenic diet. He holds clinic weekly, is consultant pediatric epileptologist for the Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Center and serves on the Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Subcommittee at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.