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    Research at Barrow

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    Ron Lukas, PhD
    Vice President, Research

    From the Director

    Nowhere else is there more of an emphasis to “accept challenges, reject norms, push boundaries” than in laboratory science research.  It is through the extension of discovery to practice that innovation and advances in healthcare emerge.

    Scientists and clinicians at Barrow Neurological Institute are engaged in laboratory-based, preclinical research and in human subjects’ studies.  Long-range goals, of course, are to develop superior treatments for devastating neurological conditions, to prevent disease, and to improve tools for disease detection and diagnosis.  We also seek to understand basic biologic mechanisms underlying health and how they are maladaptive in neurologic diseases.

    Investigators at Barrow employ a matrix of often-overlapping disciplines in science and technology.  These scientific disciplines also have, in common, reliance upon highly trained and skilled individuals driven by their thirst for knowledge and discovery.

    Similarly, work at Barrow covers virtually every neurological condition, ranging from neurodegenerative disorders to addictions.  A Barrow advantage is the closeness of scientist-physician interactions, enabling bi-directional bench-to-clinical bedside translation as well as bedside-to-bench inquiry.

    We invite you to further explore and learn about the distinguished investigators at our facility and their areas of research interest.  Please inquire about training and other career opportunities at our unique and dynamic academic institution.  You will find that a cooperative and collaborative research environment creates outstanding opportunities for scientists and trainees to elucidate mysteries of the nervous system and ultimately to better treat, and perhaps to prevent or cure, neurological conditions.

    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.