MEET OUR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS (RESEARCHERS)
Our principal investigators focus their efforts on carrying out studies to develop and verify knowledge relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Specialty: Psychiatry, Neuroscience
As a neuroscience researcher for 30+ years, he has been a lead researcher for the NIDILRR TBI Model Systems program since 1992 and involved with military and Veterans polytrauma (TBI, mental health disorders, pain) research since 2000. Learn more
Specialty: Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders
The major goals and objectives of Dr. Gorgey's current research studies include developing and testing the safety and feasibility of a home-based upper limb rehabilitation program for individuals with tetraplegia...Learn More
Jessica Lehosit, DO
Dr. Lehosit's research interests include Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremor, and Ataxia.
Neil Lewis, MD
Dr. Lewis' current projects consists of research on a wearable monitoring device in reducing readmission rates following hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure. He also studies probenecid in patients with HFrEF.
Paul B. Perrin, PhD
Specialty: Data Science and Health Disparities
Dr. Perrin's research area of “social justice in disability and health” encompasses three facets: (a) cultural, familial, and international approaches to disability rehabilitation and adjustment, particularly in medically underserved minority and Veteran populations with neurological condition...
Research Career Scientist, AGAF, FAASLD
Specialty: Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology
The major research interest in Dr. Zhou’s laboratory is related to bile acid- and sphingolipid-mediated signaling in liver diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), alcoholic liver disease (ALD), drug-induced liver disease, and cholestatic liver diseases.
Specialty: Gastroenterology, Hepatology. and Nutrition
Dr. Bajaj conducts clinical, translational, and basic research into gut-brain axis, hepatic encephalopathy, cirrhosis and acute on chronic liver failure. Learn more
Sarah Krzastek, MD
Dr. Krzastek's research interests are in male infertility and erectile dysfunction.
William M. Pandak, Jr., M.D., FAASLD, AGAF, FACP, FAHA
Dr. Pandak Has greater than 35 years of research experience as a physician-scientist. Awarded a Fellowship acknowledgement in the American College of Physicians, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Heart Association. His research covers Basic and Clinical Science. Learn More