Research topic: Role of Glutamate excitotoxicity in neurodegenerative and malignant diseases
Research methods: In-vivo MRI/MRS, intracranial mouse and rat tumor models, brain metastatic animal models, Immunohistochemistry, drug sustained release (Osmotic pumps). Retrospective/prospective clinical trials.
Main projects in the lab include:
- Blood glutamate scavenging as a novel neuroprotective treatment.
- Elucidating the role of blood liver enzyme and glutamate levels and the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative and malignant diseases.
- Blood glutamate scavenging in the prevention of melanoma invasiveness.