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Nabil J. Alkayed, MD, PhD

Director of Cerebrovascular Research Division
Admin Unit: SOM-Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine Department
Phone: (503) 418-5502
Lab Phone: (503) 494-9061
Fax: 503) 494-3092
Office: HRC 558
Mail Code: UHN-2
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Physiology & Pharmacology
Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
Research Interests:
Stroke, Cerebral Ischemia, Cerebral Blood Flow, P450 Eicosanoids, Sex Steroids, Neuroprotection, STAT3, Neurobiology of Disease » Click here for more about Dr. Alkayed's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor Rotations
Dr. Alkayed has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty Mentorship
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Dr. Nabil J. Alkayed is Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM) and Physiology & Pharmacology.  He is a graduate faculty in the Program for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (PMCB) and the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Dr. Alkayed is also Director of APOM Cerebrovascular Research Division and Core Molecular Laboratories & Training, and Associate Director of the OHSU Research Center for Gender-Based Medicine (RCGBM),

Dr. Alkayed is funded through an RO1 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) to study the role of P450 epoxygenase and soluble epoxide hydrolase enzymes in ischemic brain injury and control of cerebral blood flow.  As Project Leader on an NINDS Program Project Grant, he is also investigating the role of CART in estrogen-mediated neuroprotection.  Dr. Alkayed sits on the editorial boards of Stroke, The American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulation and the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.  He is a member of the American Heart Association Brain study section and the NIH Neural Oxidative Metabolism and Death (NOMD) study section.

Dr. Alkayed grew up in Amman, Jordan.  He earned his M.D. degree in 1986 from Stavropol State Medical Academy in Russia; and in 1996, he received the Ph.D. degree in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and in 1998, be became Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, after which he relocated to OHSU. In 2008, he was promoted to Professor.