Pediatrics

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Janice Staber, MD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
My research focuses on three key knowledge gaps in hemophilia: 1) mechanisms leading to decreased brain volumes in hemophilia A, 2) defining the executive dysfunction and behavior changes in hemophilia A, and 3) neuroinflammatory biomarkers to predict changes in the brain. My research laboratory...
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Dylan W. Todd

Daniel Bonthius
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Hannah Klein de Licona

Daniel Bonthius
Recent publications
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Hassan Ahamed

My research focuses on how focal brain lesions lead to behavioral changes in stroke patients. Generally, I am interested in how the location of a lesion influences behavioral changes. Specifically, I am investigating how lesion location modifies a patient's likelihood of developing post-stroke pain...
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Jeffrey M. Plume

Daniel Bonthius
Recent publications
Brittany Todd

Brittany Todd

My research focuses on neuroinflammation following traumatic brain injury. I am particularly interested in the effects of acquired injury on the developing brain, and hope to use my neuroscience degree to help children who suffer from neurologic disorders. ORCiD
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Calvin Carter

The human mind is fascinating. How we think, how we remember and how our brains change over time. Underneath all these “routine” processes lies complex biological mechanisms that are constantly changing. I am interested in studying these biological mechanisms that underlie “basic” human tasks such...
Kelsey L. Whittier

Kelsey L. Whittier

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Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. These tumors arise exclusively in the cerebellum, and represent dysregulation of cerebellar developmental pathways. Recent genetic profiling has identified 4-5 tumor subtypes; each subtype is characterized by different...
Saul Rodriguez

Saul Rodriguez

I am currenly working on developing novel therapies for temporal lobe epilepsy in a kainic acid-induced model of epilepsy. The injury creates neurological changes that promote the production of proinflammatory cytokines which result in free radicals products, neurodegeneration, and gliosis. Together...
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Elizabeth Newell, MD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an enormous pediatric health problem with an estimated 500,000 children suffering from TBI each year and 7000 annual TBI related deaths. Survivors are often left with persistent neurologic deficits, particularly young children, where 1 in 3 are left with permanent...
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Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Professor & Chair
Dr. Alex Bassuk is a Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, and holds the Joel and Jay Stead Chair for Leadership in Children's Medicine, and is Physician-in-Chief for University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Dr. Bassuk is a member of the University of Iowa Graduate Programs in Genetics...