Dr. Robert Bowser is the Chairman of Neurobiology and a Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the Director of the Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Research Center at Barrow. In addition, Dr. Bowser serves as an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University in its School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Co-Chair of the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS) Biofluid Repository Committee. Dr. Robert Bowser is the former director of both the ALS Tissue Bank and the Center for ALS Research, University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Bowser received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He then earned his PhD in cell biology from Yale University. He did post-graduate work in molecular biology of Alzheimer disease at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Yeshiva University, and he earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship at the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Bowser’s lab focuses on uncovering biomarkers that indicate early disease presence or predisposition and protein abnormalities caused by ALS. His lab is at the forefront of using human tissue samples to research and test potential ALS therapies.
Dr. Bowser is the author/co-author of numerous journal publications and abstract publications, an invited national/international presenter, and the holder of 5 patents. He is on the Editorial Boards for the following publications: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Open Pathology Journal, International Journal of Proteomics, and International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, in addition to others. Some of the publications for which he is a reviewer include the Journal of Neurochemistry, the Journal of Neuroinflammation, the Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of Neuroscience Letters, and theJournal of Neuroscience Research.
View a list of Dr. Bowser’s publications here.