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Research Faculty

Ariel Agmon, PhD

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Charles T. Anderson, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Karen Anderson, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Sadie Bergeron, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Albert Berrebi, PhD

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH; PROFESSOR, View Profile

Melissa Blank, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, View Profile

Nicholas Brandmeir, MD, MS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY, View Profile

Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Candice Brown, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Andrew Dacks, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Kevin Daly, PhD

WOODBURN PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, View Profile

A. Courtney DeVries, PhD

JOHN T. AND JUNE R. CHAMBERS CHAIR OF ONCOLOGY RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY; ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACULTY MENTORING, WVU CANCER CENTER, WVU RNI, View Profile

Richard D. Dey, PhD

CHAIRMAN, PROFESSOR (RET.), View Profile

Jianhai Du, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi, PhD

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR; DIRECTOR, WVU RODENT BEHAVIOR CORE; ADVISOR, WVU NEUROSCIENCE CLUB, View Profile

Judith Feinberg, MD - Co-Group Leader

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Werner J. Geldenhuys, B. Pharm, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; ASSOCIATE CHAIRPERSON, View Profile

Valeriya Gritsenko, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Marc Haut, PhD, ABPP

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE & PSYCHIATRY, View Profile

Stanley Hileman, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Jason D. Huber, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Steven Kinsey, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; COORDINATOR, BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM, View Profile

Saravanan Kolandaivelu, PhD

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Gregory Konat, PhD/LM, MS

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Joonhee Lee, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Justin Legleiter, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

James W. Lewis, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Paul Lockman, BSN, PhD

PROFESSOR AND DOUGLAS GLOVER ENDOWED CHAIR OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES; ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, MARY BABB RANDOLPH CANCER CENTER, View Profile

James Mahoney III, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST, View Profile

Gary Marsat, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Peter H. Mathers, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Gordon P Meares, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Hawley Montgomery-Downs, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Randy J. Nelson, PhD

PROFESSOR & CHAIR, NEUROSCIENCE; HAZEL RUBY MCQUAIN CHAIR FOR NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH; DIRECTOR OF BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH, WVU RNI, View Profile

James P. O’Callaghan, Ph.D.

HEAD, MOLECULAR NEUROTOXICOLOGY LABORATORY AND CDC DISTINGUISHED CONSULTANT, View Profile

J. Vernon Odom, PhD

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Xuefang (Sophie) Ren, MD

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR OF EXPERIMENTAL STROKE CORE, View Profile

Adrienne K. Salm, PhD

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Bernard G Schreurs, PhD

PROFESSOR, View Profile

Vincent Setola, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR; DIRECTOR, LABORATORY OF NEUROSCIENCE AND GENETICS OF ADDICTION, View Profile

David Siderovski, PhD - Co-Group Leader

E.J. VAN LIERE PROFESSOR AND CHAIR; DIRECTOR, WVU SOM MD/PHD SCHOLARS PROGRAM, View Profile

James W. Simpkins, PhD - Group Leader

PROFESSOR; DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL STROKE RESEARCH; BARBARA B. HIGHLAND STROKE CHAIR, View Profile

Shobhana Sivaramakrishnan, PhD

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Maxim Sokolov, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

George Spirou, PhD - Group Leader

JOHN W. AND JEANNETTE S. STRATON RESEARCH CHAIR IN NEUROSCIENCE; PROFESSOR, OTOLARYNGOLOGY, View Profile

Eric S. Tucker, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Cole Vonder Haar, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Edwin Wan, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Shuo Wang, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

Erin Winstanley, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

Sergiy Yakovenko, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, View Profile

HanTing Zhang, MD, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, View Profile

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.

Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

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.

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute