Lanier Heyburn, Ph.D.

Job Title
Health Program Specialist
Lanier Heyburn
Division of Neuroscience
Cluster, Section, or Program
Neural Environment
Areas of Interest

Blood-brain barrier, glial biology, brain injury and repair, neuroinflammation

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Dr. Heyburn is a Health Program Specialist in the Neural Environment (NET) cluster, where she supports the NET Program Directors. Her areas of interest include blood-brain barrier biology, brain injury and repair, and glial biology. Prior to joining NINDS, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, focusing on rodent models of blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Dr. Heyburn received her PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University, where she studied neurodegeneration and astrocyte dysfunction in a model of ALS/FTLD.