About the Lab
Research in our laboratory and collaborative group is focused traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurodegenerative diseases, and the relationship between TBI and later neurodegeneration. TBI is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide (CDC report), and a major risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (Plassman et al, Neurology 2000). Repeated concussive TBI’s can lead to a distinct neurodegenerative condition called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (McKee et al, JNEN 2009).
The Brody lab is moving to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland. The lab will be focusing on the development of molecular contrast agents for brain MRI, and on interventional trials of novel therapeutics for chronic sequelae of traumatic brain injury. The transition is taking place between August 1, 2017 and May 30, 2018. The Brody lab is not accepting new applicants at Washington University.
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