The Neuroscience and Neurotoxicology program focuses on environmentally linked neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s), environmental toxicology, neuropharmacology (human beings, animals, parasites), drug abuse, spinal muscular atrophy, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), retinal degeneration, and learning/memory, ranging from disease mechanisms to novel therapies. Investigators in the program are well funded by NIH. Clinical, diagnostic, and interventional neurology also includes small animal, wildlife, and hoof stock/bovine species. The ISU CVM leads the university Center for Advanced Neurotoxicology (ICAN), https://www.vetmed.iastate.edu/research-grad-studies/centers-institutes/ican, a university-wide center fostering interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of toxicology, neuroscience, and related fields, directed by a CVM Distinguished Professor, Endowed Chair in Neurotoxicology, and Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Department.
Iowa State University veterinarians trying to improve safety and efficiency in development of new drugs
From left are Al Jergens, Jonathan Mochel and Karin Allenspach-Jorn of the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. The researchers are part of a collaborative research agreement with the FDA that aims to make drug development more efficient and safer. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Larger image.
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