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Professor Rami Burstein PhD

Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Center for Life Science, Boston MA, USA

Rami Burstein is the John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anaesthesia and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, and the Vice Chairman of Research in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In the past 10 years, he founded a translational headache research center consisting of neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, bio-informatics, neurologists, neurosurgeons, internists, and anesthesiologists. His overall goal is to understand the complex sensory, affective, autonomic and cognitive experiences described by patients before, during and after attacks. In the pre-clinical studies, he attempts to unravel the neural basis of migraine-associated symptoms and the physiological and molecular events that mediate the development of neuronal plasticity. In the clinical studies, he attempts to document novel aspects of migraine–associated neurological symptoms as it guides pre-clinical studies.

His basic and clinical research are funded mainly by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and to a lesser extent by pharmaceutical companies interested in headache medicine.   In the past 10 years, he has been serving as I reviewer for the NIH, the Welcome Trust, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Science, the Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-imaging, Rita Allen Foundation, Brookdale Foundation, and the Ellison New Scholars Program in Aging.

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