Dr. Venugopal Reddy Venna
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
Department of Neurology
Because of his long-standing interest in basic and translational stroke research, Dr. Venna and his research team have established translationally relevant stroke models in rodents. These models mimic the human disease and allow for the investigation and elucidation of the underlying mechanisms that determine acute and long-term outcomes after stroke.
Dr. Venna is currently working on several translational research projects in the field of ischemic stroke. His work primarily focuses on the identification and development of novel therapeutic approaches to improve ischemic stroke outcomes by reducing neuronal death and enhancing post-stroke recovery. In line with his previous behavioral research interests, Dr. Venna utilizes a variety of experimental models to explore the mechanisms underlying post-stroke depression and cognitive impairment.