Daniel T Laskowitz
Professor of Department of Neurology,Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.Director, Neurovascular Laboratories.
Dr. Laskowitz graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Duke to complete his residency in cerebrovascular disease and neurocritical care.
Dr. Laskowitz's research interests include exploring new therapeutic interventions in the clinical setting of stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, and closed head injury.
He is committed to translational research, and has several active clinical research protocols designed to bring the research performed in the Multidisciplinary Research Laboratories to the clinical arena. These protocols are centered around patients following stroke and acute brain injury, and are primarily based out of the Emergency Room and Neurocritical Care Unit.
Our laboratory uses molecular biology, cell culture, and animal modeling techniques to examine the CNS response to acute injury. In particular, our laboratory examines the role of microglial activation and the endogenous CNS inflammatory response in exacerbating secondary injury following acute brain insult. Much of the in vitro work in this laboratory is dedicated to elucidating cellular responses to injury with the ultimate goal of exploring new therapeutic interventions in the clinical setting of stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, and closed head injury.