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Laboratory Research

Many of our faculty are principal investigators (PI's) engaged in laboratory research, and these links will take you to their websites.

If you are searching for postdoctoral training opportunities, please visit our list of laboratory fellowships or the list of clinical research fellowships.

Sergio Baranzini, PhD - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Jonah Chan, MD, PhD - Neuronal/Glial Interactions that Control Myelination

Dena Dubal, MD, PhD - Aging and Neuroscience

Ying-Hui Fu and Louis Ptacek - Laboratories of Neurogenetics

Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD - Laboratory of Plasticity and Neuromotor Recovery

Aimee Kao, MD, PhD - The Kao Lab seeks to understand the basic pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases.

Donna Ferriero, MD - Neonatal Brain Disorders

Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD - Neuropathology of Aging and Early Stage Neurodegenerative Diseases

Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD - Alexandra Nelson Laboratory

Anders Persson, PhD - The Persson Laboratory uses experimental models to identify the cell of origin for gliomas and study the influence of tumor microenvironment on brain tumor biology .

Richard Price, MD - SFGH/UCSF HIV Neurology Research

Sam Pleasure, MD, PhD - Neurogenesis and Oligodentritics Biology

Jorge Oksenberg, PhD - Molecular Neuroimmunology Lab

Dorit Ron, PhD - Neurobiology of Addiction - From Genes to Behavior

Bill Seeley, MD, PhD - The Selective Vulnerability Research Lab is mapping specific neural netowrks and regions targeted early in each disease, and performing quantitative neuropathology experiments at the cellular and molecular levels.

Elliott Sherr, MD - Brain Development Research Program, elucidating the genetic basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders of cognition and epilepsy

Ray Swanson, MD - The Swanson Lab at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center is researching cell death in the central nervous system.

Zena Vexler, PhD - Neuroimmune mechanisms of perinatal stroke

William A. Weiss, MD, PhD - The Weiss Lab is researching tumors of the nervous system such as glioma, neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma.

Michael Wilson, MD, MAS - The Wilson Lab is interested in the origin, mechanisms, and specificity of B cell and antibody-mediated immunity in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and infectious and autoimmune causes of meningitis and encephalitis.

Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD - Animal models of multiple sclerosis; neuroimmunology.