Detlev Boison
Department: Department of Neurosurgery
Phone: 1.7322356373
Email: detlev.boison@rutgers.edu
Rutgers University
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Research/School of Public Health
683 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Key Words: Epigenetics of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, comorbidities in neurology, role of adenosine in cancer, metabolic therapies

Having a passion for translational research and for finding cures for intractable conditions that cause human suffrage and death, I seek to translate fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry and energy metabolism into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurological conditions. A major research effort is the development of metabolism-based therapies that enable disease modification in epilepsy and after traumatic brain injury. I graduated at the University of Köln, Germany, in 1994 with a PhD in Biochemistry. In 2005 I received the venia legendi (Habilitation) in Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for my work on cell-based adenosine augmentation therapies for epilepsy. Over the past 25 years I have maintained a rigorous research program on translational adenosine research and have been continuously NIH funded since 2008. I have published over 150 papers with an h-index of 50 and have delivered over 125 invited lectures.