Overview

Our mission is to create a world-class infrastructure and collaborative community that facilitates interdisciplinary research of neurological disease and injury, to build bridges between innovative translational neuroscience research and clinical implementation, and to foster educational and professional development opportunities for junior investigators in the field.

The Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) was created to enhance the quality and breadth of neurological-related research at Ohio State by providing an infrastructure with an emphasis on translating research discoveries into clinical interventions. Comprehensive resources include an integrative brain bank and biorepository, mentorship and career development opportunities for junior investigators, and world-class educational symposiums. Another goal of the NRI is to foster cross-campus interdisciplinary collaborations with an emphasis in animal model, high-throughput assay and experimental therapeutic development. 

Our Leaders

Brain Bank & Biorepository

Center for Neurobiology of Aging and Resiliency (CNAR)

Neuroscience Research Institute Annual Retreat

NRI Collaboration Tool

NRI Collaboration Tool

Funding Opportunities

Research Faculty

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Billur Akkaya, MD, DPhil

  • Autoimmunity, Immunoregulation, Immuno-Oncology, and Multiple Sclerosis
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Candice Askwith, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Ion Channels, Neuronal Excitability, Ischemia, Stroke, Neuroprotection, GPCRs
Krystof Bankiewicz, MD, PhD

Krystof Bankiewicz, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neurosurgery Gene therapy, Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's Disease, AADC Deficiency, Drug delivery
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Ruth M. Barrientos, PhD

  • Department of Psychiatry Aging, Neuroinflammation, Cognition View lab
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Tracy Bedrosian, PhD

  • Department of Pediatrics Neurodevelopment, Epilepsy, Somatic Mosaicism, Translational Neuroscience
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Thomas Boyd, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Nicotinic receptors, acetylcholine, zebrafish, nicotine
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Anthony Brown, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Axon, cytoskeleton, axonal transport View lab
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Hamdy Elsayed-Awad, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology Ischemic spinal cord injury and paralysis after aortic surgery
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Andy Fischer, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Retina, muller glia, neuronal regeneration View lab
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Harry Fu, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Alzheimer's disease, TBI, tau pathology, neurotrama, ER stress, Glial pathology
Jie Gao, PhD

Jie Gao, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Alzheimer's disease, ApoE, Microglia, Lipids
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Jonathan Godbout, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Neurotrauma Neuroimmunology and behavior, Microglia, Macrophages, Aging, Stress, TBI View lab
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Bin Gu, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Epilepsy, SUDEP, Collaborative cross, Systems genetics
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Martin Haesemeyer, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Behavior, circuits, somatosensation, computation, zebrafish
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Paco Herson, PhD

  • Department of Neurosurgery Associate Dean for Research Innovation, Professor
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James Jontes, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Development, cell adhesion, synaptogenesis, protocadherins View lab
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Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

  • Department of Psychiatry Psychoneuroimmunology, behavioral immunology View lab
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Olga Kokiko-Cochran, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Traumatic brain injury, sleep, stress, inflammation, Alzheimer's View lab
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Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neurology Motor neuron disease, Neurodegeneration, Neurogenetics, RNA processing, Gene therapy View lab
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Glenn Lin, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Drug discover and development, Glutamate transporters, Glutamatergic synapses
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Setty M. Magana, MD

  • Department of Neurology CNS inflammation, Pediatric, Extracellular vesicles, noncoding RNA
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Dana McTigue, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Spinal cord injury, metabolic disease, myelination, fatty liver disease
Kirk Mykytyn, PhD

Kirk Mykytyn, PhD

  • Department of Biochemistry Channels, stroke, ischemia, toxicity, electrophysiology
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Karl Obrietan, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Circadian timing, cognition, calcium, synapse, Alzheimer's disease
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Jose Otero, MD, PhD

  • Department of Pathology Neuropathology, neoplastic disorders of the CNS
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Phillip Popovich, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Neuroimmunology, Pathophysiology of spinal cord injury
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Leah Pyter, PhD

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Cancer, mental health, inflammation, cognition, integrative biology
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Andrew Sas, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neurology Neuroimmunology, neuroinflammation, neurotrauma
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Jan Schwab, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neurology Spinal cord injury, Inflammation in the lesioned CNS, CNS on the immune system, Disease modifying factor hindering neurological recovery View lab
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Wenjing Sun, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Myelination, oligodendrocyte precursor cell, neurotrama, neuronal plasticity
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Andrea Tedeschi, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Neurotrama, stroke, axon groth and regeneration View lab
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Kristy Townsend, PhD

  • Department of Neurosurgery Neural plasticity, energy balance, neuropathy, diabetes/metabolism, stem cells View lab
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Cole Vonder Haar, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience TBI, Behavior, Psychiatric, Rat
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Jacy Wagnon, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Epilepsy, genetics, sodium channels, gene expression, MicroRNA
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Jason Wester, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Cortex, Development, Circuits, Synaptic physiology
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Marshall V. Williams, PhD

  • Department of Genetics Herpesviruses, dUTPase, dementia
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Min Zhou, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience Astrocyte, gap junction, potassium channels, syncytial isopotentiality, stroke
Research Centers

Research Centers

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