Edward Dixon, Ph.D

Veterans Health Foundation

Edward Dixon, Ph.D


Investigator Research Interests

Affiliations:

  • Research Health Scientist, GRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurotrauma Chair, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vice Chair, Research, and Director, Brain Trauma Research Center, University of Pittsburgh

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  1. Mechanisms of induction and recovery of functional deficits following traumatic brain injury; models of traumatic brain injury; clinical studies of pharmacotherapy in TBI patients
  2. Neurotransmitter agonist therapies for recovery of post traumatic functional deficits
  3. Models of traumatic brain injury; clinical studies of pharmacotherapy in TBI patients

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. TBI
  2. Functional Deficits
  3. Pharmacotherapy
  4. Cognition
  5. Recovery

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Animal models of traumatic brain injury
  2. Behavioral testing
  3. HPLC
  4. Western blots
  5. Immunohistochemistry