Professor Bruce Ransom

Portrait of Bruce Ransom

Contact
Office:  1A-406, 1/F, Block 1,
To Yuen Building
Phone: +852 3442-4477
Fax:  +852 3442-0128
Email: brransom@cityu.edu.hk
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B.A (UMn); M.D (WUSM); Ph.D. (WUSM)

Chair Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Head (NS), Department of Neuroscience


Bruce Ransom is the Head and Chair Professor of the Neuroscience Department of CityU. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his M.D. and Ph.D. (neurophysiology) degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1972).  After a postdoctoral period at the NIH, he trained in Neurology at Stanford University.  He had subsequent Neurology Department faculty appointments at Stanford (1979-1987) and Yale (1987- 1995) before becoming the founding Chair of the Neurology Department at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and past president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology.  He is founder (1988) and co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal GLIA (Wiley), and co-author of two edited books, including three editions of the textbook, Neuroglia (Oxford).   His honors include many named lectureships, the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and the Alexander von Humboldt Research award.  His research primarily focuses on glia cell physiology and function, and on the cellular mechanisms of brain injury due to stroke.


Research Interests

Physiology, anatomy and function of mammalian glial cells, especially astrocytes; pathophysiology of cellular injury in white matter stroke; the role of astrocyte glycogen in brain energy metabolism; the role of pH in controlling neural excitability and epileptic discharge; ionic and volume homeostasis in brain extracellular space, especially the role of glial cells; intracellular ion homeostasis in glia and neurons.


Activities

Professional Activities

Diplomate in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (April 1984)

Member                

American Academy of Neurology (1979 – present)

Society for Neuroscience

American Association for the Advancement of Science (1980 – present)

Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

American Neurological Association (1999 – present)

New York Academy of Sciences (2007 – present)

Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Developmental Neuroscience and Aging (February, 1995 – present?)

Member of the Foundation Research Award Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (1999 – present)

Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of University Professors of Neurology (1999 – present)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Program Advisory Committee of the American Neurological Association (2000 – present)

Member of the University of Washington Medical Center Art Committee (2000 – present)

Member, University of Washington School of Medicine Clinical Programs Task Force (May 2001 – present)

Organizer, NIH sponsored annual MD/PhD mentoring workshop in Washington DC, (2002 – present)

Board of Trustees Member, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (June 2002 – present)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, BiomEditor (2000 – present)

Member, Advisory Board, Clinical Trial Center of Excellence, Chinese Medical University Hospital (2009-present)

Member, University of Washington School of Medicine Faculty Council on Academic Affairs (2010 – present)

Chair, International Scientific Advisory Committee, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Bilbao, Spain (2017 – present)

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Brain Science Institute of Korea (BSI) of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea (2017 – present)

Prizes/Honours

1972   Sidney I. Schwab Prize in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

1972   Dr. Robert Carter Medical Award for Research, Washington University School of Medicine

1973   Hans Berger Award, American Electroencephalographic Society

1979 – 1984   Hume Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine

1980 – 1985   Research Career Development Award, NIH

1987    Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine

1991 – 1998   Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

1993    Guest Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

1995   M. A. Privatim, Yale University Honorary Masters degree

1997   Decade of the Brain Plenary Speaker, American Academy of Neurology 49th Annual Meeting

2002   Robert S. Dow Lecturer, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health Sciences University

2003 – Present  Listed in Best Doctors in America

2005    Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

2006 – 2009  President-Elect, Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN)

2007    Rogowski Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, Yale University

2007   Fran and Louis Blumkin Distinguished Neuroscience Visiting Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska

2009 – 2011      President, Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN)

2009    Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

2014   Don Gilden Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado

Research Output

Please refer to the link for Research Output from Prof Ransom.