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Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research

The mission of this Center is to understand and develop treatments for brain inflammation and cell death that result from stroke or other neural injury, such as traumatic brain injury. The CBTSR has strong programs in the cellular basis for brain inflammation, signaling pathways that mediate cell death, and blood/brain barrier structure and function. A key focus of this group is on rehabilitation following neural injury based on fundamental understanding of motor control circuitry and exploration of the brain/machine interface.

Announcement:The WVU Stroke CoBRE intends to fund up to 4 high quality junior faculty grants from investigators interested in conducting basic, translational and/or clinical research into the mechanism(s), prevention, prediction, biomarkers, acute treatment, recovery and/or rehabilitation of stroke. Click here for full details.


Faculty Members

Candice Brown, PhD

Chris Cifarelli, MD, PhD

Werner Geldenhuys, PhD

Valeriya Gritsenko, PhD

Jason D Huber, PhD

Gregory W Konat, PhD

Justin Legleiter, PhD

Paul Lockman, PhD

Gordon P Meares, PhD

Diane Miller, PhD

James P O'Callaghan, PhD

Xuefang "Sophie" Ren, MD

Charles L Rosen, MD, PhD

James W Simpkins, PhD - Group Leader

Edwin Wan, PhD

Sergiy Yakovenko, PhD