Explore our Neurological Research labs

Discover the findings and goals of our UNM Neurology labs. Our faculty and residents use the latest technology to contribute to greater understanding of neurological conditions and treatment.



With over 50,000 square feet of lab space in the Domenici Hall for research, you will experience countless opportunities to study neuroscience. With direct proximity to all colleges at UNM, many researchers conduct interdisciplinary collaboration. As neurology research at UNM expands, we welcome residents, fellows and faculty interested in leading research that will improve the health and well-being of patients.

Afshin A. Divani Lab

Dr. Afshin A. Divani’s laboratory engages in both preclinical and clinical studies pertaining to stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to better elucidate the role of risk factors on worsening the outcomes and the therapeutic options to alleviate neurological deficits. Learn more.

Human MR Imaging Research Lab

Principal Investigator Stefan Posse, PhD, leads The Human MR Imaging Research Lab as they develop novel diagnostic MRI methods for characterizing human brain function and physiology. The ultimate goal is to improve individualized treatment strategies and prognosis based upon patient specific functional brain mapping. Learn more.

Ranjana Poddar Lab

Principal Investigator Ranjana Poddar, PhD, leads this lab in their evaluation of hyperhomocysteinemia, a metabolic disorder characterized by systemic elevation of homocysteine, in the progression of age-associated neurological diseases. Dr. Poddar’s laboratory is also interested in understanding the pathological consequences of vascular dementia under hyperhomocysteinemia conditions. Learn more.

Surojit Paul Lab

Principal Investigator Surojit Paul, PhD, leads the lab in understanding the signaling mechanisms associated with brain injury in age-related neurological disorders involving excitotoxicity and oxidative stress. The goal is to utilize this information for the identification and development of novel therapeutic agents for neuroprotection. Learn more.

Tamara Roitbak Lab

Principal investigator Tamara Roitbak, PhD, has had a long-standing interest in the molecular mechanisms of CNS injury. The NIH-supported investigation in her laboratory has been focused on the role of microRNAs in ischemic stroke. Learn more.

Yi Yang Lab

Principal Investigator Yi Yang, MD, PhD leads the research of the Yi Yang Lab which is focused on the understanding and translational potential of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain injury and the neurovascular remodeling associated with ischemic cerebral stroke and vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).

The long-term goal is to facilitate the development of more precisely targeted therapeutic approaches to reduce the progressive brain injury and to improve recovery following neurological disorders. Learn more.

Contact UNM Neurology

Mailing Address:
UNM Neurology
MSC10 5620
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Address:
UNM Hospital
2211 Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87106


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