Bhooma Aravamuthan, MD, DPhil
The Aravamuthan lab’s translational research spans animal and patient-based studies to better diagnose, predict and understand the causes of dystonia following neonatal brain injury.
Mai Dang, MD, PhD
The primary research goal of my laboratory is to uncover novel ways to alter the pediatric brain tumor microenvironment to enhance the efficacy of existing treatments and make treatments safer for children.
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.
Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, has an interest in understanding the genes involved in inherited forms of epilepsy. Her current approach is to study large families with epilepsy or individuals with unusual chromosomal malformations.
David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD
Our laboratory employs numerous complementary experimental platforms, including human induced pluripotent stem cells and novel genetically-engineered mouse strains to define the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of pediatric brain tumors and cognitive dysfunction relative to improved risk stratification and treatment strategies for children affected with these nervous system problems.
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.
Soe Mar, MD
Dr. Mar’s current research efforts are directed at pediatric multiple sclerosis and other white matter diseases, and pediatric migraine. Her international research efforts are directed at HIV related neurocognitive disorders in perinatally acquired HIV and neuro infectious diseases.
Jeffrey J. Neil, MD, PhD
Our research group is focused on application of magnetic resonance methods to obtain a better understanding of brain injury.
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.