Our research interests are mainly focused on the elucidating of mechanisms of cell death, gliosis, inflammation, and neurogenesis via models of brain damage (ischemia and trauma), and how inflammatory mediators connect the brain with the periphery.
To date, our research has mainly been dedicated towards the development of novel therapeutics to repair the brain after damage, focusing on endogenous inhibitors of apoptosis, nitric oxide, melatonin or angiotensin II receptor inhibitors and exploiting their protective roles in the brain.
Our passion is the pursuit of novel neurorestorative treatments for debilitating brain injuries and to open the door to alternative systemic therapies that may potentially provide repair and recovery in the damaged brain.
Our overall goal is to identify new treatments to restore the injured brain.
We perform neuroscience research with rodents models of traumatic brain injury and cerebral ischemia.