Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Bruce Ransom, M.D., Ph.D.

Ransom, BrucePhone: 206-543-2340
Dept.:  Magnuson Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology; Adjunct, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience Focus Groups:
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My research focuses on two main areas:

  1. the physiology and function of glial cells,
  2. 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.