Nihal C. DeLanerolle DPhil, D.Sc.

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology


Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurobiology

Neurosurgery

Biography

Dr. Nihal C. de Lanerolle holds the rank of Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology. A Fulbright Senior Scholar and Corresponding Member of the German League Against Epilepsy, he is the recipient of the higher doctoral degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex, England. He has served as a Member of the National Institute of Mental Health study Section on "Cognitive Functional Neuroscience", as a Member of the "Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowships Study Section and the Study Section on Traumatic Brain Injury, CDMRP Department of Defense.

An expert on the neuropathology of human seizure foci, Dr. de Lanerolle participates in national and international symposia on epilepsy, and regularly as a reviewer of manuscripts for leading scientific journals. He is member of the Yale Epilepsy Surgery Research Program and the Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program and is active as a teacher of neuroscience to medical students and undergraduates.


Education

  • D.Phil., University of Sussex, England , 1972

Selected Publication

  • Eid, T., Ghosh, A., Wang, Y., Beckstrom, H., Zaveri, H., Lee, T-S., Lai, J.K.C., Malthankar_Phatak, G.H., and de Lanerolle, N.C. (2008) Recurrent seizures and brain pathology after inhibition of glutamine synthetase in the hippocampus in rats. Brain (July 6) doi:10.1093/brain/awn133

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Fulbright Senior Scholar to Sri Lanka (1998-99)