Acute brain injury caused by cardiac arrest, stroke, and head trauma kills approximately 400,000 people and disables another 250,000 each year in the United States. When the brain is acutely injured by ischemia or trauma, a complex cascade of molecular events is triggered that causes neurons to die within hours to days. The clinical manifestation is permanent brain damage. The goal of our laboratory is to characterize the molecular events that cause neuronal death after acute brain injury and develop clinically effective therapies to minimize brain damage and improve functional survival.
The Neumar Lab is part of the Center for Resuscitation Science located in Suite 1300 of the Translational Research Laboratories (TRL). The TRL is located at 31st and Walnut Streets, next door to the WXPN/World Cafe Live Building (view map). There is a shuttle that runs between TRL and ths Stellar Chance Building, leaving each location at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.