Department of Neurology Columbia University Neurological Institute  
  The Neurological Institute of New York, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032-3784 || Columbia Doctors Referral Service (800-227-2762)
 
  columbia laboratory neurology research  
 
 
 



MOTOR NEURON CENTER FOR BIOLOGY & DISEASE



» Columbia MDA/ALS Research Center
» Columbia Motor Neuron Center

Hiroshi Mitsumoto


Division Director
The Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach for patients with ALS and their families. Comprehensive services include access to medical and psychosocial management, innovative therapeutic clinical trials, basic and clinical research, and expertise in palliative and biomedical care.



THE H. HOUSTON MERRITT CENTER FOR NEUROMUSCULAR AND MITOCHONDRIAL DISORDERS



Molecular Biochemistry Laboratory



» Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics

Salvatore Dimauro


Biochemical and DNA investigations of human metabolic myopathies, including disorders of glycogen metabolism, lipid metabolism, and mitochondrial function.



Molecular Genetics Laboratories



Eric A. Schon


Molecular genetic studies of neuromuscular disorders. Current work includes analysis of respiratory chain genes (cytochrome c oxidase), mutations of mitochondrial DNA in human disease, and in vitro gene therapy.

Michio Hirano


Molecular biology of neuromuscular disorders. Identification of causative mutations in autosomal disorders affecting the mitochondria. Mouse models of mitochondrial diseases. Development of therapies for mitochondrial diseases.

Eduardo Bonilla


Research involving the ultrastructure of membrane systems in normal and diseased human muscle. Procedures utilized involve transmission electron microscopy, immunocytochenustry, and in situ hybridization.



Tissue Culture Laboratory



Mercy Davidson


Morphological, biochemical, molecular genetic and electrophysiological analyses of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies using transmitochondrial cybrids, skeletal myoblasts, cardiomyocytes, and neuronal cells. Studies of tissue-specific effects of mutations associated with these diseases on normal development and function; and cell culture models for devising potential therapeutic strategies.



Muscle and Nerve Pathology Laboratory



Arthur P. Hays


Morphologic studies of diabetic and other neuropathies and motor neuron diseases.
 

ABOUT US:

- ABOUT THE NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (NI)
- SUBSPECIALTIES AND SERVICES
- LABORATORIES
- HISTORY OF THE NI
- TIMELINE
- PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS
- CONTACT & DIRECTIONS

PATIENT CARE:

- FIND A DOCTOR
- SUBSPECIALTIES AND SERVICES
- CONTACT INFORMATION
- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
- DRIVING TRANSPORTATION

EDUCATION:

- FROM THE CHAIRMAN
- ADULT RESIDENCY PROGRAM
- PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM
- FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
- NEUROLOGY CLERKSHIP
- MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
- OBSERVERSHIPS & VISITORS


RESEARCH:

- RESEARCH AREAS
Copyright ©1997 The Neurological Institute of New York || Department of Neurology || Columbia University Medical Center || New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center (212-305-2500) || Columbia Doctors Referral Service (800-227-2762)

Last updated: February 18, 2014
SITEMAP || COMMENTS: administrative email