Graduate Training in Neuroscience
University of Washington
Bruce R. Ransom, M.D., Ph.D.
Magnuson Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology; Adjunct, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
My research focuses on two main areas:
- the physiology and function of glial cells,
- the pathophysiology of neural injury, especially white matter injury.
More specific current interests include: Intracellular ion homeostasis in mammalian glia and neurons; Role of glial cells in neural injury due to ischemia; ionic and volume homeostasis in brain extracellular space, especially the role of glial cells; pathophysiology of anoxic/ischemic injury of CNS axons; the role of pH in controlling neural excitability and epileptic discharge; role of astrocytes in brain energy metabolism.