Dr. Raghu Vemuganti, PhD, is a Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair for Basic Research of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. His research focus is to decipher the molecular mechanisms of ischemic and traumatic brain injury and to find new therapies to improve neurological function. Current studies in the lab include evaluating the role of noncoding RNAs, epigenetics and epitranscriptomics in post-stroke brain damage. Several grants from NIH, VA and AHA currently supports Vemuganti’s lab. Raghu serves on many NIH and VA study sections and as a Chief Editor for Neuro Molecular Medicine and Associate Editor for Neurochemistry International. His international leadership roles include serving as a Director of the Board of International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism and as a Program Committee member for the International Stroke Conference. Raghu published >180 papers (10,240 citations; h-index: 58; i10-index: 128). He mentored >60 post-docs, graduate students and fellows.