Maral M. Mouradian

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA

M. Maral Mouradian is the William Dow Lovett Professor of neurology and the Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Neuroimmunologic Diseases at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ, USA. She also holds joint professorships at the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and at the Department of Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology at the same institution. After obtaining her medical education and neurology residency training, Dr. Mouradian joined the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, USA, where she obtained further training in clinical pharmacological research in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases as well as in molecular biology under the tutelage of the Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. During the last thirteen years of her NIH tenure, she directed the Genetic Pharmacology Unit of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke prior to assuming her current posts at UMDNJ where she continues her basic and translational research in Parkinson’s disease. Her work focuses on the molecular pathogenetic mechanisms of neurodegeneration and novel therapeutic strategies.

Biography Updated on 10 May 2009

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