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Murat Gunel

MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS
Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgery, Yale New Haven Health System; Chair, Perioperative Executive Leadership Committee; Member, National Academy of Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

Contact Information

Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS

Mailing Address

  • Neurosurgery

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8082

    United States

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.

Specialized Terms: Molecular genetics and biology of brain aneurysms and cavernous malformations; Molecular genetics of brain development

Extensive Research Description

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


Research Interests

Aneurysm; Brain; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System