UNM Rainforest Innovations

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

The University of New Mexico

Issued U.S. Patent Applications (UNM-Affiliated)

  • 11,541,065, Compositions and Methods for Treating Brain Injury, issued January 3, 2023

Pending U.S. Patent Applications (UNM-Affiliated)

  • Regulation of Post-Ischemic Inflammatory Response: A Novel Function of Tyrosine Phosphatase STEP

Research areas include:

  • Evaluating the effects of hyperhomocysteinemia on progression of age-associated neurodegenerative disorders, particularly ischemic stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Elucidating the roles of GluN2A-NMDA receptors and its downstream intracellular signaling pathways in neuronal cell death.
  • Discovery of therapeutic targets for minimizing ischemic stroke damage.
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