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)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Brain, Brainstem and Spinal Cord Tumors
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.
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.
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.