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Selva Baltan M.D., Ph.D.

Selva Baltan M.D., Ph.D.

Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research
Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Selva Baltan is Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Baltan earned her medical degree from Hacettepe University and a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from McGill University. After completing an AHA/ASA fellowship in the Neurology Department at Washington University, she continued her academic career at Washington University and the Neurosciences and Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic. Her research focuses on mechanisms of white matter injury to develop ideal stroke therapeutics that are directed towards neuronal, axonal and glial protection across age, to restore function when applied after injury. The current focus of her lab is on elucidating the mechanisms of preconditioning conferred by Class I HDAC inhibition in young and aging white matter and the gene regulatory mechanisms underlying this protective phenome.