Research Update in
Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons

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Recipients of the Society of Neurological Surgeons Research Awards
RUNN Course


Christopher Conner, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas, Houston

Evaluating and Altering Connectivity of the Median Forebrain Bundle to Treat Depression

Matthew Pease, M. D.
University of Pittsburgh

Validation of a Novel Immunological Classification System for Glioblastoma and Evaluation of Potential Therapeutic Targets Based on Immunologic Subtype


Akshitkumar Mistry,M.D.
Vanderbilt University

Dissecting Cellular and Signaling Features of Glioblastomas with Subventricular Zone Contact to Explain Their Increased Malignancy

Aaron Wessell, M.D.
University of Maryland

Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging: A Prospective Comparative Analysis of Vessel Wall Enhancement and TNF-a, TLR-4, NF-kB, and MMP-9 Expression in Ruptured and Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms


Pablo A. Valdes Quevedo,
M.D., Ph.D.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Multiplexed Quantitative Fluorescence Single Snapshot Optical Properties
Imaging for Brain Tumor Resection

Amir H. Faraji, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Antioxidant Nanoparticles for Use in Traumatic Brain Injury


Christian Ricks, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

PTEN Status as a Predictor for NK Cytotoxicity and Decitabine Response Mediated Through NKG2D Ligand Expression

Diana Ghinda, M.D.
University of Ottawa

Translational potential of promising animal therapies to humans for spinal cord injury repair


Paul Koch, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Optogenic Modulation of the Hippocampus via Fornix Illumination

Jonathan Riley, MD MS
Emory University

Porcine Intraventricular Orexin Delivery: A Study of Safety, Biodistribution, and Behavioral Effects


Neena Marupudi, M.D.
Wayne State University

Utilization and Mechanism of Anti-CD3 x Notch Bispecifric Antibody-Armed Activated T-Cells to Target Glioblastoma Stem Cells: A Novel Immunotherapy

Nicole Bentley M.D
University of Michigan

Optogenetic Alteration of Proprioceptive Inputs to Motor Cortex for the Development of Neuroprosthetic Devices


Alan Siu, M.D.
George Washington University

Effects of Combination Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitor, Sildenafil, and Brain Natriuretic Peptide on Glioma Progression?

Timothy Ryan Owens, M.D
Duke University

Characterization of Transcriptional Targets of Brachyury in Chordoma


Alia Adeib, M.D.
University Hospitals Case Medical

Local Controlled Release of siRNA Targeting Hypoxia Inducible Factors from Biodegradable Injectible Hydrogels in a Murine Model of Malignant Glioma

David Su, M.D.
University of Washington at Seattle

ECoG Neurorobotics: Engineering an Interface for a Human Electrocorticography-driven Prosthetic Arm


Ning Lin, M.D.
Brigham & Women’s Children's Hospital

Apoptosis and cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage functional interaction between endothelial cells and neurons

Adam Sonabend, M.D.
Columbia University

Longitudinal Assessment of the Evolution of Glioblastoma: Sequential Steps Required for Tumorogenesis Following p53 Deletion and PDGF Overexpression


Suzanne Tharin, M.D.
Brigham & Women’s Children's Hospital

Cell-Extrinsic controls over Corticospinal Motor Neuron Segment-Specific Axon Targeting

Pier Paolo Peruzzi, M.D.
Ohio State University

NOGO Receptor: A Primer For Gene-Mediated "Endogenous Chemotherpay” For Gliomas


Charles Kanaly, M.D.
Duke University

Dominant pathway identification via metagene analysis of EGFRvIII positive glioblastoma multiforme tumors after vaccination against EGFRvIII

Fassil Mesfin, M.D.
Albany Medical Center

AFPep prevents the transformation of neural precursor cells in glioblastoma multiforme


Andrew Grande, M.D.
University of Cincinnati

Project: Regenerative Potential of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Adult Neocortex

Albert Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Project: Mechanisms of Glioblastoma Multiforme Invasion: the Role of STAT3

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