Robert S. Dow Neurobiology Laboratories


The Dow Neurobiology Labs are engaged in investigations that address the anatomic, physiologic, and neuropathologic aspects of brain and nervous system function.  Robert S. Dow, the eminent Portland neurologist and neuroscientist and co-author with Guiseppe Moruzzi of the classic text, The Physiology and Pathology of the Cerebellum, first established the labs on the Good Samaritan (Portland, Ore.) campus in 1979 through a grant from the Murdoch Trust.  An endowment from the Good Samaritan Foundation established the Dow Chair in Neurology in 1999 in honor of Dr. Dow.


Roger P. Simon, M.D. holds the Dow Chair in Neurology and is the Director of Neurobiology Research.  Major funding for research projects in the labs comes from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; additional support is provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Heart Association, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon and private grantmakers.


The Dow Labs are located at the Legacy Clinical Research and Technology Center.  For additional information about ongoing research, click here.