Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neurobiology; Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics; Director, Neurovascular Surgery

Research Interests

Research Organizations

Brain Tumor Research

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurosurgery: Brain Aneurysm & AVM Program | Gunel Lab

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Research Summary

Within the Neurogenetics program, my lab has three major research interests: the first two relate to the molecular genetics and biology of hemorrhagic stroke, focusing on brain aneurysms and cavernous malformations, and the third centers on gene discovery in developmental structural brain disorders (cerebral malformations).

The overall approach of my lab is to start with a focus on gene discovery through modern, cutting edge molecular genetics and moving on to molecular biology and functional analysis of disease in order to design diagnostics and non-invasive novel treatments.

Extensive Research Description

  • Molecular Genetics of Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Molecular Genetics and Biology of Cavernous Malformations
  • Cerebral Malformations in Developmental Structural Brain Disorders


Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA
Patient Care Location
Yale NeurosurgeryYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd Floor

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

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

Curriculum Vitae