Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Richard Federley

Richard Federley, Ph.D.


Richard Federley, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
NeuroScience Imaging & Electrophysiology Lab
Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, Texas 77030
E-mail: rgfederley@houstonmethodist.org


Education

B.S. in Biology from Lake Superior State University
Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wayne State University

Description of Research

In collaboration with Dr. Britz, the Chairman for the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Federley's research focuses on understanding the biochemical basis for the poor clinical outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage. To study this process, he utilizes intravital two-photon microscopy to evaluate changes in cerebral microcirculation following rupture of blood vessels. With a greater understanding of the disease process, novel treatments can be investigated to protect neural tissue following these events, with the goal of translating advances in basic research to bedside treatments. Owning his biochemistry training, Dr. Federley also contributes to the development of novel assays in cancer systems laboratory.