Our laboratory research examines our understanding of the health of the brain and nervous system, from the cellular to the systematic level. This research is fundamental toward learning more about neurological conditions and ultimately, providing better treatments.
The Duke Department of Neurology conducts this basic research on many disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases, as well as investigations into brain injury translational research, neuroinflammation, animal modeling, synaptic plasticity, and trigeminal pain.
The Neurology Department is committed to conducting research in an ethical manner that is free from bias or manipulation. The Department's Kirby Gottschalk, PhD, is leading an effort to ensure that our research meets proper procedures. Read his full report here.