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    Department of Neurobiology

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    Robert Bowser, PhD
    Chair, Neurobiology

    Welcome to the Department of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute.  Scientists with our department perform basic and translational neuroscience; investigating the mechanisms and pathways regulating normal brain and spinal cord function and discovering the pathobiology of disease and new treatments for neurological disorders.

    Research in neurobiology includes tumor biology, receptor function and structure, neuroinflammation, methods of drug delivery, neurodegenerative diseases, trauma, and imaging.  We work closely with clinicians to develop and improve effective treatments for patients with neurological diseases.

    We have a joint PhD training program with Arizona State University and offer many training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows.  Our faculty are national leaders in their respective fields and, together with our trainees, actively collaborate with scientists located throughout the country and around the world.

    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.