Center for Integrative Brain Research

In October, 2008, Dr. Jan-Marino (Nino) Ramirez was hired as the director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research at the Seattle Children's Research Institute. The Hydrocephalus Research Program is part of the center and HRG is pleased that Dr. Ramirez and his lab scientists are so passionate about hydrocephalus research. The Center for Integrative Brain Research will support research in hydrocephalus, epilepsy, developmental neuro­biology, cognition, and neurometabolic diseases in children (such as mitochondrial disorders). The center will investigate the normal function of the developing nervous system as well as the processes that underlie neurological disorders in children.

Researchers in multiple divisions, including neurology, neurological surgery, genetics and development, neonatology and psychiatry will work together and collaborate with the neuroscience community at the University of Washington to answer basic questions that will lead to new discoveries.

Dr. Ramirez comes to Children's from the University of Chicago, where he was the chair of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy in the Pritzker School of Medicine. He received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Regensburg in Bavaria, Germany, and is a member of the Society of Neuroscience, the American Physiological Society and the American Epilepsy Society.

To learn more, read the February 2009 Interaction Newsletter which is targeted to the research community or visit the Institute web site

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