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  • Neurosurgery Clinical Faculty - Visiting and Attending Neurosurgeons
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    Research Faculty
    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
    Adelbert Ames III, MD
    Laboratory: Ames Laboratory - - Neurophysiology Research Laboratory
    MGH Appointment Neurophysiologist
    Harvard Appointment: Charles Anthony Pappas Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus
      Office:

    Their Research Building THR-429
    55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-3782
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Elena Arystarkhova, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Sweadner Lab - Laboratory of Molecular Neurophysiology

    MGH Appointment Associate Neurobiologist
    Harvard Appointment: Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology in the Dept of Surgery
      Office:

    Their Research Building THR-4
    55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-8579
      Fax: 617-726-7526
      Email: aristarkhova@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      Structure, function, and biological roles of Na,K-ATPase isoforms in excitable tissues.
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Shelley Irwin Fried, PhD
    Laboratory: Fried Laboratory
    MGH Appointment Assistant In Neurosurgery
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    Their Research Building THR-429
    55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-3888
      Fax: 617-726-5336
      Email: SFried1@Partners.org
    Research Interests:
     
  • Understanding how and why retinal neurons respond to electric stimulation.
  • The development of new stimulation methods that provide precise control over the neural response.
  • Development of a sub-retinal prosthetic for use in those blinded by outer retinal degenerative diseases.
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Gulia Fulci, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Martuza Laboratory - - Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory - - Brain Tumor Research Center

    MGH Appointment Assistant Virologist
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH Brain Tumor Research Center, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-3800
    185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-0743
      Fax: 617-643-3422
      Email: GFulci@partners.org
    Research Interests:
      Use of herpes simplex virus (HSV) vectors for cancer therapy and gene delivery to the nervous system
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    John Thomas Gale, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Eskandar Laboratory - - MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair

    MGH Appointment Research Scientist
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    Edwards Research Building - EDR410
    50 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-643-5476
      Fax: 617-726-2310
      Email: JGale@mgh.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      Main areas of lab interest: Understanding the role of the anterior striatum in learning novel stimulus - response mappings Investigating dopamine regulation in the striatum during behavior and learning Researching the role of subthalamic nucleus and the globus pallidus interna in movement control in Parkinsonian patients undergoing surgery for deep brain stimulation.
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Noriyuki Kishi, MD, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Macklis Laboratory - - MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair

    MGH Appointment Assistant In Neuroscience
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair, MGH, EDR 410
    50 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-9235
      Fax: 617-726-2310
      Email: Noriyuki_Kishi@hmes.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      My research career goal is to contribute to the understanding and treatment of human neurological disease, especially neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disease. Specifically, many neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases are possible to diagnose, but currently impossible to treat effectively
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Jeffrey Daniel Macklis, MD, D.HST
    Title: Director, MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair
    Program Head, Neuroscience/Nervous System Diseases, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University
    Laboratory:

    Macklis Laboratory - - MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair

    MGH Appointment Neurobiologist
    Harvard Appointment: Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair, MGH, EDR 410
    HU Depts of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Neurology
    50 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-724-0678
      Fax: 617-726-2310
      Email: Jeffery_Macklis@hms.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      The Macklis laboratory is directed toward the cellular repair of complex cerebral cortex and cortical output circuitry (including cortico-spinal motor neuron circuitry). The lab focuses on neural precursor / "stem cell" biology, neocortical projection neuron differentiation, functional neuronal circuit repair via transplantation, and induction of neurogenesis by molecular manipulation of endogenous neural precursors / stem cells within murine neocortex
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    Richard H. Masland, PhD
    Title: Director, Howe Laboratories of Ophthalmological Research
    Department of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Laboratory:

    Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology - - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

    MGH Appointment Consultant (Neurosurgery)
    Harvard Appointment: Charles Anthony Pappas Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Surgery
      Office:

    Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Howe Laboratory - 5th Floor
    231 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-391-5930
      Fax: 617-391-5938
      Email: Richard_Masland@hms.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      Research in this laboratory concerns local cellular interactions within the retina. Mammalian retinas contain a surprising diversity of cell types. Amacrine cells, upon which we have especially concentrated, exist in at least 20 different morphological subclasses. By fluorescent staining many of these classes can be visualized by distinct, reproducible populations in histological material or intact retinas in vitro during electrophysiological recording.
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Brent Jay Passer, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Martuza Laboratory - - Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory - - Brain Tumor Research Center

    MGH Appointment Assistant In Immunology
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH Brain Tumor Research Center, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-3800
    185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-6798
      Fax: 617-643-3422
      Email: BPasser@partners.org
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    John Pezaris, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Pezaris Laboratory - - Sight2Blind

    MGH Appointment Assistant In Neuroscience
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH Thier 4, room 723, Neurosurgery
    55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-432-5124
      Fax: 617-
      Email: john_pezaris@hms.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Samuel David Rabkin, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Martuza Laboratory - - Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory - - Brain Tumor Research Center

    MGH Appointment Associate Virologist
    Harvard Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)
      Office:

    MGH Brain Tumor Research Center, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-3800
    185 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-6817
      Fax: 617-643-3422
      Email: rabkin@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      Use of herpes simplex virus (HSV) vectors for cancer therapy and gene delivery to the nervous system
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Ayguen Sahin, PhD
    Laboratory:

     

    MGH Appointment Research Fellow
    Harvard Appointment: IInstructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    Edwards Research Building - EDR410
    50 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-1012
      Fax: 617-726-2310
      Email: Ayguen.Sahin@mgh.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
       
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Kathleen Joan Sweadner, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Sweadner Lab - Laboratory of Molecular Neurophysiology

    MGH Appointment Associate Neurobiologist
    Harvard Appointment: Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology in the Dept of Surgery
      Office:

    Their Research Building THR-4
    55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-726-8579
      Fax: 617-726-7526
      Email: sweadner@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
    Research Interests:
      Structure, function, and biological roles of Na,K-ATPase isoforms in excitable tissues.
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    Neurosurgery Research at MGH / Harvard
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    Hiroaki Wakimoto, MD, PhD
    Laboratory:

    Martuza Laboratory - - Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory - - Brain Tumor Research Center

    MGH Appointment Research Scientist
    Harvard Appointment: Instructor in Surgery (Neurosurgery)
      Office:

    MGH Brain Tumor Research Center, Richard B. Simches Research Center, CPZN-3800
    185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

      Phone: 617-643-5987
      Fax: 617-643-3422
      Email: HWakimoto@partners.org
    Research Interests:
      The ultimate goal of Dr. Wakimoto's research is to develop effective treatments for malignant brain cancer, glioblastoma. He has long been focusing on the use of oncolytic herpes simplex viruses as a tumor-killing agent as well as a gene delivery vehicle. His research interest includes exploration of the biology of "cancer stem cells" present in glioblastoma, which are speculated as the source of tumor recurrence.
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