Laboratory Address

TRL Building, Suite 1200
125 S. 31st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3403

Mailing Address

Hosp. of the Univ. of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Ground Floor, Ravdin Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283

Phone Numbers

Office: (215) 898-4960
Lab: (215) 573-8143
Fax: (215) 746-1224



A wide range of training opportunities are available in the Molecular Brain Resuscitation Laboratory. This page presents an overview of the programs available in the following categories:

For more information about any of the available training positions, please contact Dr. Neumar at



The goal of our fellowship program is to train Emergency Physicians to become independent basic scientists capable of performing cutting edge research that is competitive for NIH funding. To achieve this goal, an intense training program has been designed which allows the fellow to be immediately involved in clinically relevant bench work, while simultaneously obtaining formalized research training. The research focus of this program is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of acute neuronal injury with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic interventions to reduce brain damage after cardiac arrest, stroke and head trauma. The initial management of patients with acute brain injury falls squarely on the shoulders of Emergency Medicine. Combining the clinical insight and experience of emergency medicine training with the fundamental tools necessary to answer questions at the molecular level will produce clinician-scientists uniquely equipped to impact the field of brain resuscitation.

Knowledge and Skill Acquisition:

  1. Broad based fundamental understanding of neuroscience and the molecular mechanisms involved in acute neuronal injury
  2. Unique level of expertise in specific area of brain resuscitation
  3. Multidisciplinary collaboration
  4. Experimental design, execution, and data interpretation
  5. Cutting edge laboratory techniques
  6. Composition and review of abstracts, manuscripts, grant proposals
  7. Presentation at national research meetings


  1. Emergency medicine residency graduate
  2. Basic science research experience
  3. Desire to earn doctoral degree in Neuroscience
  4. Commitment to career as a clinician-scientist

Impact on Trainee's Career:

  1. Earn a doctoral degree in neuroscience
  2. Publish manuscripts in high impact biomedical journals
  3. Obtain NIH funding through the NINDS Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award program
  4. Become an independent investigator capable of setting up and running his/her own laboratory



Resident Research Electives are available. Grants specifically for emergency medicine resident research projects are available through the Emergency Medicine Foundation.


Graduate Students

Dr. Neumar is a faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Group.  Laboratory rotations are available for Neuroscience Graduate Students and students in other graduate groups within Biomedical Graduate Studies.


Medical Students

Medical Student Summer Research Rotations (2-3 months) are available. Grants providing stipends for medical student researchers are available through the Emergency Medicine Foundation. In addition, Dr. Neumar has sponsored a number of medical student scholarly pursuit projects.



Both work-study and summer internships are available for undergraduate students. Numerous sources of funding are available for undergraduate summer training experiences.  Dr. Neumar has sponsored a number of independent study and senior honors thesis projects.