Manuel F. Casanova

University of Louisville, USA


Manuel F. Casanova made his residency training in neurology, and then he spent three years doing a fellowship in neuropathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md, USA. During his stay at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Casanova was in charge of Pediatric Neuropathology, a fact which kindled his interest in developmental disorders of the brain. His clinical experience was enhanced by appointments as either a Consultant or staff neuropathologist at Sinai Hospital and the North Charles Hospital, Baltimore, Md, USA and the D.C. General Hospital, Washington, DC, USA. He spent several years as Deputy Medical Examiner for Washington, DC, where he gained valuable experience in the postmortem examination of sudden infant death syndrome and child abuse. His expertise in the field was recognized by honorary appointments as a Scientific Expert for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and as a Professorial Lecturer for the Department of Forensic Science at George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Casanova spent eight years helping to establish two of the most successful brain banks in this country: The Johns Hopkins Brain Resource Center (3 years) and the Brain Bank Unit of the Clinical Brains Disorders Branch at the National Institutes of Mental Health (5 years). At present, Dr. Casanova published in a multitude of postmortem techniques including neuronal morphometry, immunocytochemistry, neurochemistry, and autoradiography.

Biography Updated on 20 November 2011

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