Research Update in
Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons


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Recipients of the Society of Neurological Surgeons Research Awards
RUNN Course


2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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


2011

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


2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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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