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Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD

Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Pediatrics - General Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office
2040 Medical Laboratories (ML)
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242


AB, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago
PhD, Biological Sciences Pathology, University of Chicago
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University
Resident, Pediatric Neurology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

I am a pediatric neurologist and my laboratory focuses on the neuroanatomy, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and genetic mechanisms in human diseases and animal models. I have trained multiple medical students, resident and fellow researchers, and graduated three PhD students. I have been the recruiter for The University of Iowa’s Child Health Research Career Development Award since 2011 and I am currently the Director of the University of Iowa CTSA-KL2 program. I am involved with under-represented minority (URM) recruiting at all levels at the University of Iowa.