Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Richard G. Federley, Ph.D.

Richard G. Federley, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering
Department of Neurosurgery

Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, Texas 77030

Lab Phone: 713-441-7246

Richard Federley, PhD, has served as a researcher, chemistry instructor and invited lecturer.  Serving as a researcher in the past he focused on studying DNA replication; where his research efforts investigated enzyme kinetics, site specific DNA modification and purification, mass spectrometry, and surface plasmon resonance. 

Research Interests

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.


Ph.D. in Chemistry - Wayne State University, Detroit MI
B.S. in Biology - Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie MI

Awards and Grants

  • Graduate School Citation for Excellence in Teaching - Wayne State University
  • Dean’s Honor’s List - Lake Superior State University
  • Undergraduate Research Grant - Lake Superior State University
  • Board of Trustees Ontario Academic Scholarship - Lake Superior State University

Selected Publications