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Research at Barrow

From the Director

At Barrow Neurological Institute, our scientists are focused on research that improves the lives of patients with neurologic diseases. Barrow scientists work directly with our clinical colleagues to both advance our basic understanding of neurological diseases and translate these findings to the clinic, where they impact patient care.

Barrow scientists are world leaders in neurodegenerative disease research, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as cerebrovascular diseases and stroke. They incorporate new and exciting technologies to explore disease pathogenesis as well as develop and test new drug therapies. Scientists in the Ivy Brain Tumor Center explore the mechanisms of brain tumor development and metastases, accelerate precision medicine approaches in neuro-oncology, and contribute to the largest Phase 0 clinical trials program in the world. 

Barrow is a leading institution for the development and testing of medical devices that ultimately impact neurosurgical and neurological care. The Barrow Neuroimaging Innovation Center develops novel brain and spinal cord imaging techniques that create new strategies to detect and monitor neurological diseases.

Through our innovative and collaborative culture, we strive to better understand the biologic mechanisms underlying neurologic disorders, develop and translate improved treatments to our patients, create surgical devices used worldwide, and train the next generation of neuroscientists and clinician-scientists.

I welcome you to further explore the research interests of our investigators, develop collaborative projects with our scientists and clinicians, and inquire about our many training programs and career opportunities.

Robert Bowser, PhD
Robert Bowser, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer