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Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD


Office: 2040A ML
Office Phone: 319-356-7726

Lab: 2160 ML

Lab Website: https://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/labs/bassukferguson/index.html

Our laboratory is interested in elucidating the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying neurological disease in children

Dr. Alex Bassuk is a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, the Division Director of Child Neurology, and holds the Stead Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Bassuk is a member of the University of Iowa Graduate Programs in Genetics, Neuroscience, and Molecular Medicine, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), and the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Bassuk also serves as the Recruiter for the University of Iowa Child Health Research Career Development Award. Dr. Bassuk's laboratory is focused on understanding human disease and developing new therapies and cures. Dr. Bassuk's laboratory has ongoing projects pursuing epilepsy drug discovery, traumatic brain injury treatments, eye inflammation (uveitis) genetics and therapy, and the role of inflammation in human disease.

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Department/Program Affiliations:
Molecular Medicine