Adam R. Ferguson

University of California, San Francisco, USA

Dr. Adam R. Ferguson, PhD is professor of neurological surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Co-Director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and president of the US National Neurotrauma Society. He is jointly appointed at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

His research focuses on unraveling mechanisms of recovery after neurological trauma. Injuries to the brain and spinal cord invoke a number of complex biological processes that work in concert to determine the extent of tissue repair and functional recovery. Dr. Ferguson’s work uses a combination of molecular and cell biology, behavioral neuroscience, and data science to provide an information-rich picture of the holistic syndrome produced by CNS trauma in model systems and humans. The long-term goal of this research is to provide systems-level therapeutic targets to enhance recovery of function after brain and spinal injury.

He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers across data science, preclinical and clinical neurotrauma.