Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology; Section Chief, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Anatomy; Information Science; Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

Public Health Interests

Bioinformatics; Data analysis; Human Subjects Research

Research Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program


Research Summary

Dr. Gerrard's research lab is focusing on understanding the neurological processes that underlie epileptogenesis, seizure activation and seizure propagation. He is also intricately involved in several translational research projects within the Epilepsy Program that aim to advance the understanding of epilepsy and movement disorders as well as the treatment of our patients.

Extensive Research Description

1) Understand the neural network processes that underlie epileptogenesis, seizure activation and propagation

2) Understand the neurological processes involved in movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor

3) Development of intelligent brain-machine interface devices that advance the treatment of patients with neurological disorders.

Selected Publications

  • J.L. Gerrard, H.P. Zaveri, W. Kasoff, K.P. Vives, L.H. Hirsch, R.B. Duckrow, D.D. Spencer (2012) Expanding the intracranial montage does not increase IcEEG morbidity. American Epilepsy Society Meeting. San Diego, CA
  • S. R. Patel, S.A. Sheth, M.K. Mian, J. Gale, J.L. Gerrard, B. Greenberg, D. Dougherty, E. Eskandar (2012) Human single-unit responses in the nucleus accumbens during a financial decision-making task. Computational and Systems Neuroscience Annual Meetin
  • S.R. Patel, J.L. Gerrard, E. Eskandar. (2010) Modulation of primate hippocampal local field potential during learning. Program No. 204.18. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, CA; Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
  • J.L. Gerrard, S.R. Patel, E. Eskandar. (2010) A Virtual Place Cell? Virtual place related responses in primate hippocampal complex spike cells. Program No. 204.17. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, CA; Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online
  • M.V. Simon, J.L. Gerrard, E. N. Eskandar (2009) Electrocorticography. In M.V. Simon (Ed.), Intraoperative Neurophysiology: A comprehensive guide to monitoring and mapping. Demos Medical Publishing: New York, pp 95-130.
  • J.L. Gerrard, S. N. Burke, B.L. McNaughton, and C.A. Barnes. (2008) Sequence reactivation in the hippocampus is impaired in aged rats. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(31), 7883-7890

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Contact Info

Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Neurosciences InstituteYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
Lab Location
Tompkins East Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th floor

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Yale NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082