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    portrait of barrow neurological institute chief scientific officer robert bowser

    Robert Bowser, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer

    From the Director

    Scientists in the Department of Neurobiology at Barrow Neurological Institute work together with our clinical colleagues to advance our basic understanding of neurological diseases and translate these findings to the clinic, where they can impact patient care.

    Barrow scientists are world leaders in the research of neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. They incorporate new and exciting technologies to explore disease pathogenesis and develop new therapies. Scientists in the Ivy Brain Tumor Center explore the mechanisms underlying the formation of brain tumors and perform early-phase clinical trials to test drug exposure and penetration into brain tumors.

    Barrow is a leading institution for the development and testing of medical devices that ultimately impact neurosurgical and neurological care. Innovations in brain and spinal cord imaging developed at Barrow and evaluated in our patients have led to new strategies to detect and monitor neurological diseases.

    Through our collaborative culture, we strive to advance our knowledge of neurologic disorders, develop better treatments, improve tools for diagnostic and prognostic indicators of disease, and train the next generation of neuroscientists.

    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.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier 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.