Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Research

Investigators in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute are organized into Research Focus Groups, which clearly define areas of expertise and emphasis in the Institute. Investigators can participate in more than one focus group, facilitating interaction and sharing of discoveries that may have broader applicability.

Importantly, training programs such as the PhD program in Medical Neurobiology are structured to cross any and all of these groups to provide a broad research experience for trainees. The focus groups and their members are listed below.

Clinical Trials

Faculty and staff investigators conduct innovative clinical research focused on specialty areas of neuroscience. This research is supported by Federal grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Aging; and the National Science Foundation.

Research Focus Groups

Addiction

Addiction

Addiction-focused researchers at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute study alcoholism, drug addiction and obesity.
Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's

Research on the neurobiology and genetics of neurodegenerative disorders focus on Alzheimer's disease.
Pain

Pain

Faculty researchers study diverse causes of pain, including inflammation, surgery and chemotherapy (including neuropathic pain).
Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric Disorders

Research of the neurophysiological basis of psychiatric disorders is a core focus for the Institute and its training programs.
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Preclinical investigators study the molecular mechanisms of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.