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Reid Thompson

William F. Meacham Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Professor of Otolaryngology

Current Research Interests:

  • Time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy for detection of brain tumors.
  • Development of optical contrast agents for the detection of gliomas.
  • Cytokine enhanced antitumor immunotherapy for brain tumors.
  • Intra-operative thermal imaging of brain tumors and vascular malformations.
  • Molecular mechanisms of cerebral edema.
  • The role of the water channel aquaporin in brain edema.
  • Pathogenesis of cerebral vasospasm.