James P. (Pat) McAllister, PhD
2011 Discovery Science Award Recipient
2011 Established Investigator
TITLE: Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Basic Hydrocephalus Research, University of Utah
GOAL: Novel neurobiological interventions for the treatment of hydrocephalus.
Dr. McAllister is a professor of neurosurgery and the Director of Basic Hydrocephalus Research at the University of Utah. He received a B.A. in biology from Earlham College and a PhD in neurobiology from Purdue University. He was awarded an Established Investigator award in 2010 for his study, Novel neurobiological interventions for the treatment of hydrocephalus.
Dr. McAllister’s study investigates the abnormal blockage of cerebrospinal fluid flow. The study uses animal models and patient CSF to increase our understanding of the damage that occurs in the hydrocephalic brain. Using this information can help advance the development of novel transplantation therapies.