The Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is invested in basic, translational, and clinical research across the broad range of conditions and specialties within the field of Neurology. Learn more about the research efforts within the Department of Neurology listed by lab director.
Nearly 50,000 patients and volunteers take part in clinical trials and research studies at Feinberg each year. Browse our list of actively recruiting neurological trials to learn more and find out how you may be able to participate.
Areas of Research
Circadian Rhythms & Sleep Research
Investigating the function of sleep with the intent to improve the treatment of sleep disorders.
Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer's Disease
Focusing on the scientific study of neurological diseases that interfere with cognition and behavior from basic science to clinical trials and social and behavioral investigations.
Developmental & Regenerative Neurobiology
Focused on understanding mechanisms regulating development of the nervous system and use of developmental principles and tools such as stem cells and growth factors to regenerate or repair the damaged adult nervous system.
Epilepsy & NeurophysiologyResearching drugs, new technologies and enhanced imaging to improve safety, diagnostic accuracy and outcomes of patients with seizures.
Movement DisordersPursuing diverse research related to complex movement disorders, including clinical trials, patient outcomes, quality-of-life studies and basic science research.
Understanding neurocritical care disorders to improve outcomes of the neurocritically ill patient.
Studying novel agents and therapeutics to advance the understanding of multiple sclerosis and related inflammatory diseases and continually improve treatment options.