NeuroRestorative Therapy

Organizers: Albert Kim and Fumihiko Urano Read More


To restore neurological function in patients suffering from diseases that impact the human nervous system through the development of novel multidisciplinary therapeutic strategies.

1) Development and implementation of clinical trials for patients with neurological diseases using regenerative medicine-, cell-, drug-, and virus-based approaches
2) Development of patient tissue-derived models of human diseases

Target disease areas
Neurodegenerative diseases
Spinal cord injury
Brain tumors

Specific neurological diseases of interest include: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Wolfram syndrome, spinal cord injury, and brain tumors (glioblastoma, meningioma, pituitary tumors)

Organizers/Contact Information

For additional information about the NeuroRestorative Therapy Group, please contact the organizers Albert Kim and Fumihiko Urano, or the administrative coordinators, Jan Konrad and Gretchen Blow.

2017/2018 Schedule, NeuroRestorative Group

Alternating 1st Wednesdays and 1st Fridays of the month for 2017
4p or 5p (Please check individual event for start time)
McMillan 5th Floor Conference Room

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 at 4:00p
  • CANCELLED Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:00p
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:00p
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:00p
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:00p

1st Wednesdays for 2018
McMillan 5th Floor Conference Room

  • January 3, 2018
  • February 7, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 4, 2018
  • May 2, 2018
  • June 6, 2018

All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

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NeuroRestorative Faculty

Faculty organizers: Albert Kim and Fumihiko Urano

Affiliated faculty

Rajendra Apte (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Angela Bowman (WashU Developmental Biology)
David Brody (WashU Neurology)
Gavin Dunn (WashU Neurosurgery)
Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery)
Eric Lenze (WashU Psychiatry)
Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)
Wilson Zachary Ray (WashU Neurosurgery)
Mark Sands (WashU Medicine)
Jennifer Strahle (WashU Neurosurgery)
Fumihiko Urano (WashU Medicine)
Brenton Wright (WashU Neurology)
Hiroko Yano (WashU Neurosurgery)
Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology)