Ilknur Ay, M.D.

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
acetylcholine; brain ischemia; carotid artery thrombosis; cerebral infarction; cerebral ischemia; evans blue; fibrin; infarction middle cerebral artery; intracranial thrombosis; pterygopalatine fossa; rats wistar; tetanus toxin; vagus nerve stimulation

My major research interest is to characterize endogenous protective mechanisms of the brain (i.e., neurogenic neuroprotection) and utilize these as a therapeutic modality in stroke. Currently, I am working on electrical and chemical stimulation of the parasympathetic system in rodent models of cerebral ischemia.

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