Bakshi, Rahul Clinical Pharmacology Anti-infective drug development, trypanosomes, malaria, HIV
Barrow, Jim Pharmacology & Molecular Sciences medicinal chemistry; getting small molecules across the BBB
Bergles, Dwight Neuroscience astrocyte cell signaling; regulation of blood flow; vascular development
Bigos, Kristi Lieber Institute
Buchler, Ingrid Lieber Institute
DePasquale, Michael Lieber Institute
Dumler, Steve Pathology-Medical Microbiology
Farahani, Keyvan Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology Imaging
Gerecht, Sharon Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering vascular differentiation & engineering; stem cells – pluripotent & adult; microfluidics for shear & hypoxic cues; biomaterials for delivery & diff.
Grab, Dennis Pathology-Medical Microbiology infectious diseases; african trypanosomes
Green, Jordan Biomedical Engineering – Cell & Tissue Engineering
Grossman, Stuart Oncology Center-Brain Cancer
Haughey, Norman Neurology-Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections biological membranes; neurodegenerative disease; lipidomic/ metabolite by mass spec
Holdhoff, Matthias Oncology Center
Hristova, Kalina Materials Science & Engineering bridging the BBB with designer peptides – vehicles for drug delivery
Jimison, Leslie Applied Physics Laboratory
Kannan, Sujatha Pediatric Anesthesiology
Kleinberg, Larry Radiation Oncology & Molecular Radiation Sciences clinical problem of understanding how affects of therapy on BBB affect imaging & increase drug delivery
Koehler, Raymond Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine stroke; TBI; neurvascular coupling
Kupfer, Avi Cell Biology imaging of bacterial crossing of BBB in vitro; multidimensional imaging of the immune synapse
Lee, Gabsang Neurology
Leigh, Rich Neurology – Cerebrovascular Medicine MRI quantification of BBB disruption using gadolincum based imaging; stroke; hemorrhage; vascular dementia; multiple sclerosis
Mao, Hai-Quan Materials Science & Engineering artificial matrix; stem cell engineering; tissue engineering
Meyers, David Pharmacology & Molecular Sciences
Moghekar, Abhay Neurology in-vivo & in-vitro models of assessing BBB function; kinetics of BBB transport
Ostrovska, Lyubov Johns Hopkins University SCiTerra brain/ cancer treatment
Ostrow, Lyle Neurology – Neuromuscular Medicine astrocytes; astrocyte-endothelial cell interactions; endothelins; cellular mechanosensation
Paredes, Daniel Lieber Institute
Pearl, Monica Interventional Neuroradiology Interested in optimizing uptake in the pons, specifically for the intra-arterial treatment of pontine gliomas in children. Expertise in neurovascular technical experience (i.e. intra-arterial, catheter based delivery, image guidance, etc.
Pomper, Martin Radiology – Neuroradiology Synthesizing imaging agents that are capable of reaching targets within the brain and the development of drugs that will enable chemotherapeutics and other agents to gain access to the CNS. We have developed a medium-throughput assay for inhibitors of the ABCG2 MDR pump and would like to test them in relevant models to see if any can enhance CNS access of compounds of interest.
Rojas, Camilo Brain Science Institute – NeuroTranslational Program
Romer, Lew Anesthesiology & Pediatric Critical Care Medicine microvasculogenesis; endothelial cell-matrix adhesion; EC cytoskeleton and signaling; interactions between non-receptor tyrosine kinases and rho family GTPases; mechanotransduction in EC growth
Rothstein, Jeff Neurology-Neuromuscular Medicine
Searson, Peter Materials Science & Engineering physics of the BBB; engineered artificial brain capillary
Shapiro, Terry Medicine – Clinical Pharmacology African trypanosomes
Stins, Monique Neurology-Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections BBB modeling; primary cell isolation; activation of microbes
Sun, Sean Mechanical Engineering mathematical modeling; intracellular & extracellular transport; role of molecular motors; cell biophysics
Tierney, Elaine Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences-Child Psychiatry (interest) lipids- cholesterol & apolipoproteins role in transport in BBB; (expertise) psychiatry, behavioral phonotyping/ description
Wang, Jian Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine intracerebral hemorrhage; neuroportection; BBB protection


Alnasser, Yossef Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Furmanski, Orion Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine blood-spinal cord barrier permiability & chromic pain/ remodeling after injury; (cardio)vascular remodeling in hypoxia & pulmonary hypertension; developed recombinant resistin family (especially HIMF/FIZZ) proteins
Hayes, Lindsay Molecular Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Jackson, Sadhana Neuro-Oncology & Brain Cancer Program
Jiang, Mali Psychiatry & Neuobiology neurodegeneration
Kraya, Ramsey Materials Science & Engineering
Nance, Elizabeth Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Passeri, Eleonora Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Zayats, Maya Materials Science & Engineering


Alkhunaizi, Fatimah Grad – Cognitive Science Microglia
Bogorad, Max Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Campian, Jian Grad – Oncology Center-Hematology & Medical Oncology
Gallagher, Erin Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Huang, Yu-Ja Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Hultz, Margot Undergrad – Materials Science & Engineering
Komin, Alex Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Levy, Amanda Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Lorenzini, Ileana Grad – Neuroscience gliovascualr changes in ALS disease; 3D image reconstruction in mouse models of ALS
Russell, Luisa Grad – Materials Science & Engineering nanoparticles
Sanchez, Henry Undergrad – Materials Science & Engineering
Shyam, Rishab Grad – Biomedical Engineering BBB Delivery
Tammia, Markus Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Thakur, Kiran Grad – Neurology-Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections
Tzeng, Stephany Grad – Biomedical Engineering
Wiedman, Greg Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Wong, Andrew Grad – Materials Science & Engineering
Xu, Zinnia Grad – Biomedical Engineering
Ye, Mao Grad – Physics
Zhang, Clark Grad – Biomedical Engineering Nanoparticle delivery through BBB and brain tissue for treatment of central nervous system diseases
Zhang, Elena (Zhi) Grad – Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine neuroscience


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