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Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine

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Bradley J. Molyneaux, MD, PhD is a recent recruit to the University of Pittsburgh, and is an assistant professor of neurology and critical care medicine. Dr. Molyneaux is an attending neurointensivist in the Neurovascular and Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units and a researcher investigating mechanisms of neuroprotection and repair after traumatic brain injury and stroke. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College and an M.D. and Ph.D. at Harvard University, followed by neurology residency and neurocritical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed postdoctoral training in the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.

Dr. Molyneaux is the site principal investigator for several multicenter clinical trials, including ATACH-II, which is testing whether early, intensive antihypertensive treatment is beneficial in intracerebral hemorrhage, and GAMES-RP, which is testing whether glyburide can ameliorate malignant edema after large ischemic strokes. As a member of UPMC’s Post Cardiac Arrest Service, he is engaged in collaborative research focused on optimizing the management of patients after cardiac arrest for neuroprotection. His laboratory is investigating mechanisms of injury and repair of the cerebral cortex. By purifying individual subtypes of projection neurons from the developing neocortex and sequencing their transcriptomes, he has identified transcription factors that play critical roles in cortical projection neuron development, discovered novel noncoding RNA's that are unique to individual subtypes of neurons, and gained new insight into the complexity of the cortical transcriptome. His laboratory is applying similar methods to identify new mechanisms of neuroprotection and plasticity after injury.

 

Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

AB

1998

 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

PhD

2006

Neurobiology

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MD

2007

Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Intern

2007-08

 

Partners Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Resident

2008-11

Neurology 

Partners Neurology Program, Boston, Massachusetts

Chief Resident

2010-11

Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Fellow

2011-13

Neurocritical Care

Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral Fellow

2011-13

 

 

Academic Positions:

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2013 – to present

 

Honors & Awards

 

Krieg Cortical Scholar Award, Cajal Club

2006

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Poster Award

2004, 2005

Ryan Fellow, Albert J. Ryan Foundation

2003-05

Medical Scientist Training Program, Harvard Medical School

1999-2007

magna cum laude, Dartmouth College

1998

Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College

1998

Christopher Reed award for outstanding undergraduate research, Dartmouth College

1998

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship in Biological Sciences

1997

 

Publications

See Bradley Molyneaux's Publications.