We have an active and growing research program with a particular focus of understanding the molecular and cellular alterations that are responsible for military-related neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury and chemical warfare agents. Our research is interdisciplinary and includes collaborations with the Departments of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics; Anesthesiology; Pharmacology; and Radiology. Specific areas of interest include discovery of diagnostic predictors and monitoring of therapeutic responses for mild traumatic brain injury, blast, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Another facet of the research program seeks to repurpose drugs on the market for human use to upregulate intrinsic survival pathways in the brain to mitigate cognitive and behavioral impairment after nerve agent exposure.

Department of Neurology research is conducted through the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.