Field: Neuroscience

Location: Ochsner Clinical School

Type of student: 

  • PGY1 
  • PGY2 

Type of work:

  • Chart reviews 
  • Clinical work 
  • Literature review 
  • Qualitative methods 
  • Secondary data analysis 
  • Statistical analysis 
  • Systematic review 
  • Wet lab work 

Brief synopsis: 

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage carries significant morbidity and mortality. Following onset, different pathological processes are activated leading to blood brain barrier damage, cerebral edema and inflammation. Following injury, small RNAs including microRNA are release into the extracellular tissue space and miRNA circulating in plasma and serum are associated with specific disease processes or recovery.
  • Our laboratory focuses on microRNA biogenesis and expression in peripheral blood, monocytes, cerebrospinal fluid, and as potential biomarkers of ICH and its cause, in post-traumatic epilepsy, and as predictor of clinical outcome.
  • Impact neuroanatomical lesions on modafinil effectiveness on arousal following acute brain injury in the neurocritical care unit.
  • Neighborhood disadvantage as a predictor of outcome in acute hemorrhagic stroke.

Prerequisite skills: Wet lab experience a plus

Supervisor

Dr Ifeanyi Iwuchukwu

Dr Ifeanyi Iwuchukwu

Senior Physician, Neuro Critical Care
Ochsner Health System