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Professor, Neurology,

Duke University School of Medicine 


Speaker, Neuroscience Symposium I, 22 Sep 2018


Prof Daniel Laskowitz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Neuroscience Medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. After completing his Neurology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, he returned to Duke to complete his fellowship training.  Prof Laskowitz works with the Stroke service and the Neurointensive Care Unit, and his perspective on drug development is shaped by the compelling unmet needs in the care of patients with acute brain injury. His research focus is on the role of genetic influences on neuroinflammatory responses, secondary neuronal injury, and recovery from brain injury. These results are translated to clinically relevant small animal models with the ultimate goal of exploring new therapeutic interventions in the clinical setting of stroke and acute brain injury. He has been involved in several translational trials evaluating new therapies in stroke and acute brain injury. Prof Laskowitz’s translational research also focuses on the use of biomarkers, both to investigate cellular mechanisms of post-traumatic neurodegeneration, and to provide diagnostic and clinical information in the setting of ischemic and traumatic brain injury.