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Russell  Lonser - The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH, US

Russell Lonser Russell  Lonser

Professor and Chair I Department of Neurological Surgery | The Ohio State University


Dr. Lonser’s research interests include development of direct nervous system drug delivery paradigms for targeted therapy.






Emerging Research in Head Injuries: What’s Happening to our War and Sports Heroes? Panel Discussion




Dr. Lonser’s laboratory and translational research interests include development of direct nervous system drug delivery paradigms for targeted therapy, as well as investigation of tumor pathogenesis and biology in familial neoplasia syndromes. Specifically, his investigation is directed toward developing convective delivery strategies to treat central nervous system pathobiology, and toward neoplasia pathogenesis/propagation in familial tumor-suppressor syndromes, including von Hippel-Lindau disease. His clinical and surgical research interests are centered on the treatment of primary brain, brainstem and spinal cord tumors.

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (5)

Neoplasia Syndromes Tumor Biology Nervous System Hippel-Lindau Disease Brain, Brainstem and Spinal Cord Tumors

Education (1)

Loma Linda University School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine

Media Appearances (3)

'Concussion' debuts as researchers connect football with brain damage

Fox News  online


Dr. Russell Lonser, professor and chairman of the department of neurological surgery at Ohio State is one expert who believes the problem is relatively rare. He led the team of researchers that found CTE on the autopsy of NFL linebacker Junior Seau’s brain. Seau tragically committted suicide in 2012, after repeated concussions while playing football.

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NFL great Frank Gifford had degenerative brain disease, family announces

Los Angeles Times  online


Dr. Russell Lonser, a member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State University, believes more research about CTE is needed.

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OSU going long on concussion-treatment study

Toledo Blade  online


Now at Ohio State, Dr. Russell Lonser is setting off on one of his biggest projects yet.

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