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Jian Luo, MD, PhD

Instructor at Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA United States

Jian Luo, MD, PhD’s career in biomedical research has been comprised of a rich set of experiences attained from involvement in diverse scientific environments spanning from China to the United States. While pursuing his PhD at Purdue, Dr. Luo’s dissertation work was mainly on traumatic spinal cord injury, studying the mechanisms of secondary injury leading to cell death and functional deficits. At Stanford, a large part of his postdoctoral research was on the role of transforming growth factor b (TGF-b) signaling in brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases, such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Over the past few years he has extended his research into related areas and has been studying the role and regulation of neuroinflammation and immune response in CNS aging and disease.

Associated Grants

  • Novel, Small Molecule Transforming Growth Factor Beta Agonist


  • TGF-beta Signaling as Novel Therapeutic Treatment for Parkinson's Disease


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