Cognitive Disorders Research Laboratory (CDRL)


The Cognitive Disorders Research Laboratory (CDRL) is located in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of Toledo Medical Center. The mission of the CDRL is to explore the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders with marked cognitive deficits. The laboratory is currently focused on testing specific hypotheses related to schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury. We hypothesize that changes in glutamate reuptake are altered in both of these illnesses, reflecting abnormalities of the expression, localization, and function of glutamate transporters. Robert McCullumsmith MD/PhD Director of the CDRL and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences, is a board certified psychiatrist who will see patients at the University of Toledo in the Department of Psychiatry. The overarching goal of the CDRL is to ask and answer the largest possible questions in translational neuroscience, using a combination of human postmortem brain tissues and animal models to test specific hypotheses related to the pathophysiology of disease.

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Abdul-rizaq Hamoud Writes Column in Toledo Blade

Ph.D. student Abdul-Rizaq Hamoud wrote a column in the Toledo Blade

Nicholas Henkel receives Graduate Research Award for 2022

Ph.D. student Nicholas Henkel is one of the 10 students who recently received the Graduate Research Award for 2022

Research Article Published in Hepatology

M.D./Ph.D. student Justin Creeden recently published an article in Hepatology.

Khaled Alganem and William Ryan receive Class of 2022 Graduate Student Awards

Ph.D. student Khaled Alganem and Master’s student William Ryan are among the COMLS Class of 2022 Graduate Awardees

Rawan Alnafisah Writes Column in Toledo Blade

Ph.D. student Rawan Alnafisah wrote a column in the Toledo Blade

Dr. Ali Imami is Awarded Scholarship to Attend Conference on Genome Informatics

Dr. Ali Imami is awarded scholarship to attend conference on Genome Informatics. Ali was one of only ten outstanding graduate students …