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Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Research Summary

My training in epilepsy surgery and cellular neuroscience offers me the opportunity to combine my basic science interest which involves neuronal cell death, and glia interaction with my clinical interest in epilepsy to understand dysfunction in the temporal lobe such as AD, Epilepsy, Memory loss and psychiatric diseases.

Extensive Research Description

I am a functional neurosurgeon with subspecialty training in epilepsy surgery. I am also trained in cellular neuroscience, optical imaging and single cell manipulation techniques. My basic science interest involves understanding the role of glia cells (microglia and astrocyte interaction) in neuronal cell death and corpse removal. In addition, I am interested in understanding the function of the medial temporal lobe (including the hippocampus, amygdala, and frontal lobe) and pathophysiology of temporal lobe dysfunction in a number of diseases such as epilepsy, memory loss, AD and PTSD.


Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Anxiety; Epilepsy; Memory Disorders; Psychological Distress

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