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Title
Professor & Vice Chair of Research and Training
Area of Study/Expertise
Research
Office Location
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Public Health Bldg. 683 Hoes Lane West, Room 382, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone Number
732.357.6710
Fax
732.235.7095
Email
db1114@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Detlev Boison, PhD

Research - RWJMS and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Professor & Vice Chair of Research and Training, Department of Neurosurgery

Having a passion for translational research and for finding cures for intractable conditions that cause human suffrage and death, I seek to translate fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry and energy metabolism into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurological conditions. A major research effort is the development of metabolism-based therapies that enable disease modification in epilepsy and after traumatic brain injury. I graduated at the University of Köln, Germany, in 1994 with a PhD in Biochemistry. In 2005 I received the venia legendi (Habilitation) in Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for my work on cell-based adenosine augmentation therapies for epilepsy. Over the past 25 years I have maintained a rigorous research program on translational adenosine research and have been continuously NIH funded since 2008. I have published over 152 papers with an h-index of 52 and have delivered over 130 invited lectures.

 

 

Research Interests:

  • The biochemistry and epigenetics of epilepsy
  • Focal adenosine-augmentation therapies to treat epilepsy
  • Therapies for epilepsy prevention
  • Brain regeneration after traumatic brain injury and stroke
  • Comorbidities in Neurology
  • The adenosine hypothesis of schizophrenia
  • Role of adenosine in cancer
  • Metabolic therapies

 

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