Aria Tzika, Ph.D.
Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
|PhD UC Berkeley 1986|
While my research activities are primarily occurring in the study of human brain function in healthy or disordered populations using brain imaging (including fMRI), and I have contributed with original articles in neurodegenerative disorders, brain tumors and stroke, my research approach is strongly influenced by the fact that I was broadly trained as a Biologist and Physiologist. Indeed, my basic research interest is on mitochondrial dysfunction as the underlying cause of neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, trauma, including traumatic brain injury, cancer as well as aging. I have thus focused my basic research program on the "Dysfunction of Mitochondria in Disease".