Laboratory Research Programs

A selection of our laboratories


Edilberto Amorim, MD - The Amorim Lab seeks to decode the human brain's physiology following acute injury using novel data science approaches.

Sergio Baranzini, PhD - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Joshua Berke, PhDThe Berke Lab seeks to understand the neural mechanisms for motivation, learning and action. 

Riley Bove, MD - The Bove Lab and the BioScreen Project

Daniele Canzio, PhD - The Canzio Lab

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

Dena Dubal, MD, PhD - Aging and Neuroscience

Robert Edwards, MD - The Edwards Lab

Ying-Hui Fu and Louis Ptacek - Laboratories of Neurogenetics

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

Roland Henry, PhDMRI Research

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

Saul Kato, PhD - Foundations of Cognition

Donna Ferriero, MD - Neonatal Brain Disorders 

Ari Green, MD - Advanced Measures of the Visual System in neurological disease.

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

Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD Alexandra Nelson Laboratory

Sam Pleasure, MD, PhD Cortical development and autoantibody mediated encephalitis

Alex Pollen, PhD - The Pollen Lab

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

Yin Shen, PhD - The Shen Lab - Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression

Bill Seeley, MD, PhD - The Selective Vulnerability Research Lab is mapping specific neural networks 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, PhD - The Zamvil Lab is studying T cell reactivity to AQP4, the primary autoantigen in neuromyelitis optica (NMO).