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Neurosurgery Research Faculty

Our Research Team

Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)

Graeme Woodworth, MD, FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery, Department Chair

  • Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)
  • Specialties: Neurosurgical Oncology, Skull Base, Pituitary, Tumors, Focused Ultrasound

Jeffrey Winkles, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Physiology

  • Co-Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)

Anthony Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pharmacology

  • Co-Director of Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering at College Park
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy

Paul "Pavlos" Anastasiadis, PhD

Assitant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member

 

Chixiang Chen, PhD

Assitant Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member
  • Specialties: Biostatistics

 Additional TTRG Team Members Include:

  • Nikhil Pandey, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Adarsha Malla | MD/PhD Candidate
  • Pranjali Kanvinde | PhD Candidate
  • Emylee McFarland | Lab Research Supervisor
  • Shruti Vig | Graduate Assistant

Simard Research Lab

J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD

Professor

  • Principal Investigator of Simard Research Lab
  • Specialties: Cerebrovascular, Skull Base

Vladimir Gerzanich, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Director of Pre-Clinical Research

Kaspar Keledijan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Orest Tsymbalyuk, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

 Additional Simard Research Lab Team Members Include:

  • Penghua Yang, PhD | Research Associate
  • Natalya Tsymbalyuk | Research Specialist
  • Svetlana Ivanova | Research Assistant
  • Mohamed Alaadein Reyad El Saadani | Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Mitchell Moyer | MD/PhD Candidate
  • Bosung Shim | PhD Candidate

The Translational Neuroengineering & Neuroscience Lab (Jia Lab)

Xiaofeng Jia, BM, MS, MD, PhD, FCCM

Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and Anatomy Neurobiology

  • Director of the Translational Neuroengineering and Neuroscience Lab
  • Director of Stem Cell Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

 Additional Jia Lab Team Members Include:

  • Jian Du, PhD | Research Associate
  • Xiao Liu, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Zihui Wang, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Subash Marasini, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow

Ksendzovsky Lab

Alex Ksendzovsky, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Principal Investigator of Ksendzovsky Lab
  • Specialties: Functional, Epilepsy, Tumors

 Additional Ksendzovsky Lab Team Members Include:

  • Riccardo Serra, MD, PGY-3 | Lab Research Supervisor
  • Muzna Bachani | Lab Manager
  • Jemima Olu-Owotade | Research Fellow
  • Ujwal Boddeti | Medical Student
  • Darrian McAfee | Medical Student

Parker Lab

Whitney Parker, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Principal Investigator of Parker Lab
  • Specialties: Pediatric, Cranial, Epilepsy

 Additional Parker Lab Team Members Include:

  • Marianna Baybis | Lab Manager
  • Thach-Vu Nguyen | Research Assistant


Collaborators

Heather Ames, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomy Neurobiology

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group Faculty Member

Eli Bar, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery

  • Translational Therapeutics Research Group (TTRG) Faculty Member
  • Secondary Appointments: Molecular Medicine Program; Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

John Fisher, PhD

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering

  • Chair of Fischell Department of Bioengineering, at A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland College Park