Michael Whalen, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Pediatrics, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University Of Vermont 1989
antigens, cd95; brain concussion; brain edema; brain injuries; cell death; cerebral cortex; granulocyte colony-stimulating factor; head injuries, closed; maze learning; recovery of function Dr. Whalen's laboratory investigates causes and treatments for acute brain injury in children with mouse models and molecular and cell biology. The laboratory studies mechanisms of concussion, brain contusion, and intracerebral hemorrhage (a type of stroke) in pediatric and adult models.  We focus on how inflammation drives neurological outcome in these models in order to discover new treatments to improve neurological outcome in children and adults with brain injury.