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Reimagining Neuroscience

The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute represents a bold, new thrust for the neurosciences at WVU. Focused on unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, our doctors and researchers are solving some of our biggest problems locally and taking those solutions globally to the world.

Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

What are circadian rhythms and how do they influence our sleep cycle and health? Dr. Randy Nelson, world-renowned neuroscientist at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, explains how disrupting our internal clocks can increase our risk of cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.

Dr. Ali Rezi, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

Explore our Research

Our basic, applied,and translational/clinical research initatives are all meant to help us better understand the human brain, and to develop new treatments and technologies that lead to better brain health.

Through focused and intense reseach in a variety of areas, we will better understand the mysteries and intricacies of the brain while addressing some of the most debilitating illnesses of the brain.

Thought Leadership

WVU president Gordon Gee and doctors Clay Marsh and Ali Rezai join Arianna Huffington at the 2018 Fortune Brainstorm Health conference.

Featured Doctor

Diagnosis and proactive treatment of a brain aneurysm is key: once these swollen structures rupture, rapid bleeding makes survival unlikely. Leading-edge surgical treatment by a multidisciplinary team comprised of WVU Medicine neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists brings world-class care close to home, explains WVU Medicine Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology section chief SoHyun Boo, M.D.

Patient Stories

Imagine being unable to tie your shoes, write, type, or drink from a cup because of involuntary shaking in your hands. For 25 years, Jim Hudson, 68, of Moundsville, West Virginia, struggled with basic tasks that required the use of his hands. A movement disorder had taken control of his life.

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