Research in MCW's Department of Neurosurgery includes three distinct research programs supporting multiple centers and laboratories at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and MCW's Milwaukee campuses.
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Neurosurgery Research Programs
Research from the Department of Neurosurgery includes multimodal investigations into the generation and treatment of brain injury, biomechanics and spinal cord injury.
Brain Injury Research
The Brain Injury Research Program in MCW's Department of Neurosurgery includes investigations into the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury.Learn more about the Brain Injury Research Program
Neurosurgery Biomechanics research is carried out at the ZVAMC Labs and includes investigations into the biomechanics of trauma and biomechanics of the spine.Learn more about Biomechanics Research at ZVAMC Labs
Spinal Cord Injury Research
Investigations into Spinal Cord Injury at the MCW Department of Neurosurgery seek to improve the recovery and quality of life for patients affected by acute and chronic SCI.Learn More about SCI Research at the Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery Research Laboratories
Led by members of our world-class faculty, research laboratories at the Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Neurosurgery specialize in a wide range of disciplines encompassing brain and spinal cord injury and trauma biomechanics. All have an end-goal of bettering the lives of individuals impacted by neurological disorder, injury, or disease.
Budde LaboratoryThe Budde Lab develops and employs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a tool to understand spinal cord biology and pathology.
Kroner LaboratoryThe Kroner lab investigates tissue protection after SCI by interrupting inflammatory processes that promote tissue damage and neuronal death.
Krucoff LaboratoryThe Krucoff Lab investigates the physiology of human motor systems to improve outcomes for patients with central nervous system injuries.
Kurpad LaboratoryThe Kurpad Lab seeks a translational treatment approach to reduce secondary damage after injury and to improve quality of life after SCI.
Meier LaboratoryMCW's Meier Laboratory uses advanced imaging, clinical and behavioral testing to investigate the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury.
NEIMO LaboratoryThe NEIMO Lab uses neuroprosthetic and gene therapy approaches to alleviate motor deficits caused by neurologic injury or disease.
Rey LaboratoryReyLab studies epilepsy and episodic memory, seeking to develop new tools for acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological data in the brain.
Vedantam LaboratoryThe Vedantam Lab investigates the pathophysiology of disease states and recovery of function after spinal cord injury.
Yoganandan LaboratoryThe Yoganandan Lab uses computational models to develop personalized medicine for spinal disorders and injury risk functions for the head and spine.
ZVAMC LabsThe ZVAMC Laboratories are composed of a dynamic range of facilities supporting research and education in Neuroscience and Biomechanics.
Neurosurgery Research Facilities
The Biomechanics Research Facilities at the Zablocki VA Medical Center Laboratories support investigations into preclinical traumatic brain injury and biomechanics of trauma and the spine. Noteworthy capabilities include the Vehicle Crashworthiness facility, the Acceleration ServoSled facility, drop tower and pendulum facilities, electrohydraulic piston and blast test facilities, as well as computational modeling facilities.
The Neuroscience Research Facilities at ZVAMC Labs have been specially designed to support investigations into spinal cord injury and central nervous systems disorders. Highlighted capabilities include rodent behavioral testing, small animal procedures, molecular biology, histology and microscopy, as well as electrophysiology and optogenetics.