CNIR Research

We study the basic molecular mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration in many different nervous system disorders and the fundamental mechanisms that support development and recovery of function.  We expect that these fundamental mechanisms will be common to multiple disorders and thus important to understand to reduce neurodegeneration and/or to enhance recovery. Our goal is to develop new therapies to aid in recovery from neural Injury.

Want to learn more about the impact of our research? Read and hear about one CNIR researcher, Dr. Jeff Huang’s work on MS treatment.

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Research On Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s disease related gene APOE4 increase plaque-associated inflammation.

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Research on Parkinson’s Disease

Responses to the Parkinson’s disease protein alpha-synuclein.

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Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Mechanisms involved in synaptic plasticity after TBI

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Research on Human Cognitive Mechanisms

Electrophysiological studies of fast visual object categorization

Research on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

Research on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

HIV viral protein induced neurotoxicity can be inhibited by the polypeptide PACAP27.