• Byron D. Ford, Ph.D.

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  • Byron D. Ford, Ph.D.

    Professor; Director, Neuroprotection, Neurorepair and Stroke Program (NNSP)
    Post-Doctoral: Harvard Medical School
    Ph.D. Meharry Medical College

    Contact Information

    Phone: (404) 756-5222

    Mechanisms of Neuroprotection and Inflammation

    Stroke and acute brain traumas are leading causes of death and invalidity in Western society. However, treatments for these disorders remain elusive. Research in the Ford Laboratory focuses on the identification of the cellular, molecular and genetic factors underlying these disorders. The group utilizes in vivo and in vitro model as well as high-throughput tools to scan the genome (DNA), transcriptome (RNA), and proteome (protein) to understand mechanisms associated with neuronal function and pathology. The hope is that these findings can be translated into treatments for these diseases and used in the development of new drugs.
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    Laboratory Members

    Byron D. Ford, Ph.D.
    Timothy Distel
    Gregory Ford, Ph.D
    Alicia Gates
    Yonggang, Li
    Ciumei Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
    Casey McCraw
    John Pulliam, Ph.D.
    Teclemichael Tewolde
    Todd White, Ph.D.
    Zhenfeng Xu, M.D., Ph.D.


    Click here to view a list of Dr. Ford's publications.