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  • Lindsey Rasmussen

    Lindsey Rasmussen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Critical Care
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests reside in the field of Neurocritical Care Medicine. My research focus has included inflammation following traumatic brain injury, outcome prediction after cardiac arrest, and neuro-monitoring in the pediatric intensive care setting. These interests are integrated clinically to focus on the merging of specialized neurologic monitoring and care with prognostic efforts in critically ill patients.

  • Babak Razavi, MD, PhD

    Babak Razavi, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Razavi's clinical interests are in medically refractory epilepsies and using high density EEG (electroencephalogram) for better localization of seizure foci. His research areas include using advanced digital signal processing and engineering techniques for analyzing EEG and using seizures as a model for understanding consciousness.

    Dr. Razavi is the Director of DEL - Distributed EEG Lab. DEL's vision is to make EEG easy as 1, 2, 3. We turn complexity into simplicity. We are distributed in time and space. DEL was founded in the spirit of cloud computing, networking, and the notion that research in collaboration is more exciting and fruitful than in isolation. Everyone contributes - no matter how small; everyone wins - no matter how big. It was inspired by the mentorship of Dr. Kimford Meador and Dr. Robert Fisher. All you need is access to a computer and the internet.

    DEL is the ideal collaborative environment for students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty who would like to: (1) apply ready-to-use advanced analytical techniques to test specific hypotheses in cognition, neuroscience and epilepsy, and (2) develop and test new algorithms for analyzing EEG and other biological signals.

  • Lawrence Recht, MD

    Lawrence Recht, MD

    Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory focuses on two interrelated projects: (1) assessment of glioma development within the framework of the multistage model of carcinogenesis through utilization of the rodent model of ENU neurocarcinogenesis; and (2) assessment of stem cell specification and pluripotency using an embryonic stem cell model system in which neural differentiation is induced.

  • Richard J. Reimer, MD

    Richard J. Reimer, MD

    Associate Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology) and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsReimer Lab interests

    A primary interest of our lab is to understand how nerve cells make and recycle neurotransmitters, the small molecules that they use to communicate with each other. In better defining these processes we hope to achieve our long-term goal of identifying novel sites for treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson Disease. In our studies on neurotransmitter metabolism we have focused our efforts on transporters, a functional class of proteins that move neurotransmitters and other small molecules across membranes in cells. Transporters have many characteristics that make them excellent pharmacological targets, and not surprisingly some of the most effective treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders are directed at transporters. We are specifically focusing on two groups of transporters – vesicular neurotransmitter transporters that package neurotransmitters into vesicles for release, and glutamine transporters that shuttle glutamine, a precursor for two major neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA, to neurons from glia, the supporting cells that surround them. We are pursuing these goals through molecular and biochemical studies, and, in collaboration with the Huguenard and Prince labs, through physiological and biosensor based imaging studies to better understand how pharmacological targeting of these molecules will influence neurological disorders.

    A second interest of our lab is to define mechanism underlying the pathology of lysosomal storage disorders. Lysosomes are membrane bound acidic intracellular organelles filled with hydrolytic enzymes that normally function as recycling centers within cells by breaking down damaged cellular macromolecules. Several degenerative diseases designated as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are associated with the accumulation of material within lysosomes. Tay-Sachs disease, Neimann-Pick disease and Gaucher disease are some of the more common LSDs. For reasons that remain incompletely understood, these diseases often affect the nervous system out of proportion to other organs. As a model for LSDs we are studying the lysosomal free sialic acid storage disorders. These diseases are the result of a defect in transport of sialic acid across lysosomal membranes and are associated with mutations in the gene encoding the sialic acid transporter sialin. We are using molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches to better define the normal function of sialin and to determine how loss of sialin function leads to neurodevelopmental defects and neurodegeneration associated with the lysosomal free sialic acid storage disorders.

  • Eric Rider, MD

    Eric Rider, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Rider is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neuromuscular neurologist with the Neuromuscular Program at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Rider specializes in treating neuromuscular disease, including motor neuron disease, disorders of the neuromuscular junction, peripheral and focal neuropathies, as well as other acquired or genetic conditions that cause muscular deterioration, muscle weakness, and nerve damage. He practices both Comprehensive Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine in Palo Alto and Emeryville.

    Dr. Rider earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed residency at Stanford. He also completed fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine at UCSF. He has a passion for teaching neurology to students and patients. He was awarded the Fishers and Dunn teaching award for medical student teaching as a resident.
    Dr. Rider is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

  • Lucia Angelica Rivera Lara, MD, MPH

    Lucia Angelica Rivera Lara, MD, MPH

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Rivera-Lara is a neurocritical care fellowship-trained neurologist and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    As a member of the neurocritical care team, Dr. Rivera-Lara expertise focuses on the prompt, careful assessment and treatment of patients who suffer stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, and seizures.

    In her research, Dr. Rivera-Lara has studied innovations to control blood flow and relieve intracranial pressure in patients with hemorrhage. Her findings have been published in journals including Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Stroke, Seizure, the Journal of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, JAMA, and presented at the International Stroke Conference, the Critical Care Conference, and at meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and Neurocritical Care Society.

    She has co-authored book chapters on stroke management, neurocritical patient monitoring, antiepileptic drug therapies, brain injury after cardiac arrest, and other topics. In addition, she has served as an editorial reviewer for publications including Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, the Journal of Critical Care, Neurocritical Care and Frontiers of Neurology.

    Dr. Rivera-Lara earned a Clinical Reaserch Fellowship Training award from the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation. She was nominated for the Best Consulting Physician Award, one of only a few clinical honors bestowed annually on physicians and care teams by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care Society.

    In conjunction with the Pan-American Health Organization and World Health Organization, Dr. Rivera-Lara has volunteered her time and expertise to help develop neurocritical care recommendations for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with Zika virus in the Dominican Republic. She also has served as a visiting professor in the Department of Neurology at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City and Ignacio Morones Prieto Hospital in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

  • Zachary T. Roberts, MD

    Zachary T. Roberts, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Zach Roberts is a board-certified neurologist and epileptologist with Stanford Health Care’s Comprehensive Neurology Program. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences. He completed two years of epilepsy fellowship training at New York University Langone Health where he gained extensive experience using neuromodulatory devices and managing epilepsy that is difficult to treat. Prior to this fellowship, he completed his neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Roberts specializes in caring for patients with epilepsy. He creates personalized, comprehensive care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. He is skilled in the use of neuromodulatory devices for treating epilepsy, including vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). His additional clinical interests include the interpretation of electroencephalography (EEG) studies as well as the treatment of sleep disorders.

    Dr. Roberts has had a passion for medical education throughout his training as a doctor. He has taught and created content related to neurology and epilepsy for medical students, residents, fellows, and patients. He has designed a simulation-based learning module for the treatment of prolonged seizures and lectured on neurology for a physician assistant program in Pennsylvania. He is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of both his peers and patients.

    His research interests include quality improvement as well as using technology to aid health care delivery—both in treating epilepsy and in the field of neurology. Dr. Roberts’ work has been featured on posters presented at national and international conferences. He has also published a peer-reviewed journal article on doctors’ experiences with teleneurology in Telemedicine and e-Health.

    Dr. Roberts is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the American Epilepsy Society.