Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of ophthalmology, biochemistry and molecular biology, neurology and neuroscience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and founding director of LSU’s Neuroscience Center of Excellence, where research is moving forward despite the post-Katrina challenges. Through his research on synaptic signaling pathways he hopes to develop ways to reduce or prevent the irreversible brain damage caused by stroke, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative disease, as well as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Bazan can be reached at NBazan@lsuhsc.edu.
Searching for a New Strategy to Protect the Brain
Developing a safe and effective therapy to protect the brain after a stroke represents a major unsolved challenge for researchers. Current medications prescribed after stroke do not do this, and a great deal of research has focused on developing a safe and effective therapy for use after stroke.