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Professor of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Members of the Palmer Lab study the biology of neural stem cells in brain development and in the adult. Our primary goal is to understand how genes and environment synergize in influencing stem cell behavior during development and how mild genetic or environmental risk factors for disease may synergize in their detrimental effects on brain development or in the risk of neuronal loss in age-related degenerative disease.
Jon Park, MD, FRCSC
Saunders Family Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Non-fusion dynamic spinal stabilization, artificial disc technologies, and regenerative spinal technologies.
Randal R. Peoples, MD, MS, FAANS
Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery
Bio I grew up in the heart of the Silicon Valley, trained in Chicago, and have practiced general Neurosurgery in the Las Vegas area for more than twenty years. Currently I primarily treat non-complex cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain and spine tumors. I have special interests in initial concussion recognition and management, and injuries of performing athletes.
Giles W Plant
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research focuses on the repair of the injured spinal cord. We investigate the following areas:
- Spinal cord injury (SCI): Axonal regeneration, myelination and gene therapy
- Stem cell transplantation (adult, embryonic and iPS)
- Endogenous stem cell activity after SCI
Kathleen Poston, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include the development, validation and application of functional and structural Neuroimaging techniques to be used as biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinsons disease.