The Hazrati Lab

Exploring the links between brain trauma and neurodegenerative disease

The Hazrati Lab is dedicated to understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, including susceptibility towards various neurodegenerative diseases. Using animal models of trauma, human brain banks, and in vitro cell culture models we identify novel molecular markers of traumatic brain injury which may explain long-term brain dysfunction and sex differences in symptoms. Using these approaches, we also explore how personalized factors such as lifestyle and genetics may modulate the effects of brain trauma in order to explore personalized therapies.