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

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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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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Hamdy Elsayed-Awad, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology
    Ischemic spinal cord injury and paralysis after aortic surgery
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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

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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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James Jontes, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience
    Development, cell adhesion, synaptogenesis, protocadherins

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Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Psychoneuroimmunology, behavioral immunology

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Olga Kokiko-Cochran, PhD

  • Department of Neuroscience
    Traumatic brain injury, sleep, stress, inflammation, Alzheimer's

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Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD

  • Department of Neurology
    Motor neuron disease, Neurodegeneration, Neurogenetics, RNA processing, Gene therapy

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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

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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

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Kristy Townsend, PhD

  • Department of Neurosurgery
    Neural plasticity, energy balance, neuropathy, diabetes/metabolism, stem cells

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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

NRI Newsletters

June 2021

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