Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FANA

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Dr. Louise McCullough is the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and Professor of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. She is a physician-scientist and a practicing vascular neurologist with clinical expertise in sex/gender disparities, the microbiome, stroke and aging, and acute stroke treatments. A renowned investigator, she is well recognized for her work in cerebral vascular disease and is known for her research identifying sex differences in cell death pathways during stroke, which have now been shown to be a major factor in the response to ischemic insult. Working closely with the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), she was instrumental in the National Institute of Health’s requirement to include female animals in basic and translational studies. Among Dr. McCullough’s many honors and awards are the prestigious National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship, the Inaugural American Heart Association (AHA) Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award and the AHA Merit Award.


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