Professor Mike Dragunow
University of Auckland
I am a Brain Pharmacologist and Neuroscientist. My research focuses on molecular mechanisms of human brain neurodegeneration and repair and on developing novel treatments for brain diseases using adult human brain material, tissue microarray, 2- and 3-D cell culture models (primary adult human brain cell cultures), molecular pharmacology, high throughput devices and high-content analysis. These combined research tools are being used to understand the causes of human neurodegeneration, to model brain diseases and injuries, and to test and develop new treatment strategies.