Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
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Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George E. and Lucy Becker Professor of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical interests include Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease and the development of effective therapeutics for these disorders. Laboratory interests encompass the elucidation of signaling mechanisms relevant to neurodegenerative disorders and the development of novel small molecule approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders.
Billy W Loo, Jr, MD PhD FASTRO FACR
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)On Partial Leave from 01/02/2023 To 06/30/2023
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy clinical specialty is radiation treatment of thoracic cancers.
My research is on developing next-generation ultra-rapid radiation therapy technology (PHASER) and studying the radiobiological effects of FLASH treatment.
My clinical research is on advanced 4-D image-guided radiation therapy and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), and functional and metabolic imaging and imaging biomarkers.
Jaime Lopez, MD
Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy clinical interests are in the areas of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IOM), clinical neurophysiology, electromyopgraphy and in the use of botulinum toxins in the treatment of neurologic disorders. Our IOM groups research is in the development of new and innovative techniques for monitoring the nervous system during surgical and endovascular procedures and how these alter surgical management and patient outcomes. I am also active in formulating national IOM practice guidelines.
Associate Professor of BiologyOn Leave from 01/01/2023 To 06/30/2023
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvolution and development, specifically the evolution of the deuterostomes
Professor of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are interested in understanding how neural stem cells balance their self-renewal and differentiation and how deregulation of this process can result in brain tumor. We are also interested in mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases. We are using both Drosophila and mammalian models to address these fundamental questions.
Ann and Bill Swindells Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurobiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study how neurons are organized into specialized circuits to perform specific functions and how these circuits are assembled during development. We have developed molecular-genetic and viral tools, and are combining them with transcriptomic, proteomic, physiological, and behavioral approaches to study these problems. Topics include: 1) assembly of the fly olfactory circuit; 2) assembly of neural circuits in the mouse brain; 3) organization and function of neural circuits; 4) Tool development.
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBehavioral neuroscience