NeuroRestorative Therapy

Organizers: Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim, 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
3) Understanding disease mechanisms using cell and animal models to translate findings to human diseases

Target disease areas
Neurodegenerative diseases, including diseases of the eye
Spinal cord injury
Brain tumors
Neurodevelopmental disorders

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 faculty organizers Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim, and Fumihiko Urano or the Hope Center.

2022/2023 Schedule, NeuroRestorative Group

1st Wednesday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

Save the dates and stay tuned for speakers and talk titles!

  • October 5: Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • November 2: Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
  • December 7: Matthew Ishahak (Millman lab, WashU Medicine)
  • January 4: Paul Larson (University of Arizona)
  • February 1: Jonathan Cooper (WashU Pediatrics)
  • March 1: Miller lab (WashU Neurology)
  • April 5: Alexander Stegh (WashU Neurosurgery)
  • May 3

For previous years’ talks, check out the archives links below.

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

Archives of previous seasons








NeuroRestorative Faculty Members

Faculty organizers: Hiroko Yano, Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery), Fumihiko Urano (WashU Medicine)

Affiliated faculty members

Rajendra Apte (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Radiation Oncology)
Mai Dang (WashU Neurology)
Patricia Dickson (WashU Pediatrics)
Albert Kim (WashU Neurosurgery)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Eric Lenze (WashU Psychiatry)
Timothy Miller (WashU Neurology)
Jeffrey Millman (WashU Medicine)
Andrew Nguyen (Saint Louis University)
Cynthia Ortinau (WashU Pediatrics)
Wilson Zachary Ray (WashU Neurosurgery)
Maria Remedi (WashU Medicine)
Jennifer Strahle (WashU Neurosurgery)
Fumihiko Urano (WashU Medicine)
Hiroko Yano (WashU Neurosurgery)
Andrew Yoo (WashU Developmental Biology)