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  • Irina Skylar-Scott

    Irina Skylar-Scott

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Skylar-Scott is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cognitive and behavioral neurologist and clinical assistant professor at Stanford University.

    Her clinical interests include the treatment of cognitive and behavioral impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, posterior cortical atrophy, primary progressive aphasia, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, primary age-related tauopathy, and limbic-predominant age-associated TDP-43 encephalopathy, among other disorders of cognition and behavior.

    Her research interests include clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease and how social and intellectual engagement can affect cognition. She also has investigated impaired consciousness in epilepsy and biomarkers for assessing Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Skylar-Scott was a fellow in the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (CART) in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Dr. Skylar-Scott’s work has appeared in Pediatric Neurology, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Muscle & Nerve, and Epilepsia. She also has co-written chapters on Alzheimer’s disease and normal pressure hydrocephalus in Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. She has written a forthcoming chapter on Parkinson’s disease dementia and Lewy body dementia as well as a chapter on neuroimmunological disorders to be published by McGraw-Hill.

    Presentations by Dr. Skylar-Scott have focused on prevention of cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people, cognitive and neuropsychiatric manifestations of Parkinson’s disease, human prion diseases, and other topics. She has presented at meetings held by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Neurological Association (ANA), and the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

    For her research and scholarship, Dr. Skylar-Scott has earned honors from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). She was honored to receive the Golseth Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. In addition, she won the Action Duchenne International Conference First Prize Poster for her research in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

    Dr. Skylar-Scott is a member of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology. Her community service focuses on reducing hunger and homelessness. She also received a grant to establish tuberculosis community support groups in New Delhi, India.

  • Liza Smirnoff, MD

    Liza Smirnoff, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Smirnoff is a fellowship-trained neurologist who specializes in comprehensive neurology and in the management of chronic and atypical headaches. She is a clinical assistant professor in Stanford Medicine’s Department of Neurology.

    Dr. Smirnoff’s passion for a strong patient-physician relationship as well as her research shapes her clinical practice. She develops a personalized care plan for each patient that is designed to achieve symptom relief and improved quality of life.

    She was an investigator in a study of the safety and efficacy of a migraine treatment during pregnancy and has made presentations on topics such as emerging therapies for the management of migraine and cluster headache. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Head and Face Pain, Neurology, and other publications.

    Dr. Smirnoff has earned honors for her scholarship and research. She has twice won a Frontiers in Headache Research award from the American Headache Society. She was named a delegate to the International Headache Academy meeting. In addition, she won a medical student prize for excellence in neurology from the American Academy of Neurology.

    She is a member of the American Headache Society, International Headache Society, and American Academy of Neurology. She has served as a peer reviewer for the American Headache Society. For the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Smirnoff has served on the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Committee and the Women’s Health Committee.

  • Yuen So, MD, PhD

    Yuen So, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch in the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, motor neuron diseases including ALS and SMA, nerve injuries and muscle diseases. Application of clinical neurophysiological methods to neurological diagnosis. Development of evidence-based medicine pertaining to the practice of neurology.

  • Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

    Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

    Bernard and Ronni Lacroute-William Randolph Hearst Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory investigates the pathophysiology and treatment of cerebral ischemia, and methods to restore neurologic function after stroke. Treatment strategies include brain hypothermia, stem cell transplantation and optogenetic stimulation. Our clinical research develops innovative surgical, endovascular and radiosurgical approaches for treating difficult intracranial aneurysms, complex vascular malformations and occlusive disease, including Moyamoya disease, as well as stem cell transplant.

  • Lawrence Steinman, MD

    Lawrence Steinman, MD

    George A. Zimmermann Professor and Professor of Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory is dedicated to understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis. We have developed several new therapies for autoimmunity, including some in Phase 2 clinical trials, as well as one approved drug, natalizumab. We have developed microarray technology for detecting autoantibodies to myelin proteins and lipids. We employ a diverse range of molecular and celluar approaches to trying to understand multiple sclerosis.

  • Thomas Sudhof

    Thomas Sudhof

    Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInformation transfer at synapses mediates information processing in brain, and is impaired in many brain diseases. Thomas Südhof is interested in how synapses are formed, how presynaptic terminals release neurotransmitters at synapses, and how synapses become dysfunctional in diseases such as autism or Alzheimer's disease. To address these questions, Südhof's laboratory employs approaches ranging from biophysical studies to the electrophysiological and behavioral analyses of mutant mice.