Robert Thorne, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Areas of Interest: General, Bioengineering, CSF Dynamics, Imaging, NPH, Post Hemorrhagic

Research focus:

My research focuses on the study of diffusive and convective transport within the extracellular and perivascular spaces of the central nervous system and the development, refinement, and optimization of strategies for delivering biologics into the brain. My laboratory aims to leverage knowledge of physiology and central nervous system structure with state-of-the-art in vivo imaging methods in order to identify new ways to effectively deliver drugs to the brain and to better understand how endogenous proteins such as antibodies distribute within the central compartment. Since our research projects often involve infusion into, sampling from, and modeling distribution within the cerebrospinal fluid, our expertise and focus overlaps nicely with many areas of interest to the hydrocephalus research community.