Neuronal vulnerability in different disease states; Bone marrow cells after transplantation; Animal models of stroke
Dr. Barbara Crain is an associate professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include neurodegenerative and vascular diseases. Dr. Crain serves as the director of the Autopsy Service at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also a member of the research team at the Morris K. Udall Parkinson''s Disease Research Center of Excellence.
Dr. Crain earned her Ph.D. in anatomy (neuroanatomy) and her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pathology and performed a fellowship in neuropathology, also at Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Crain's main research interests include patterns and mechanisms of neuronal vulnerability in different disease states.
Dr. Crain has served as chair of the neuropathology committee of the College of American Pathologists. She was a co-author of criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease for the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease (CERAD). Dr. Crain has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology and the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.