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Dennis Choi Professor and Chair of the Department Of Neurology, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute Neurology School of Medicine

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020 020 Health Sciences Tower

Stony Brook, NY 11794



Dennis Choi is a co-discoverer of the physiological mechanism of action of benzodiazepine drugs, a class of drugs used to treat conditions such as seizures, anxiety, and muscle spasms. He is also a pioneer in dissecting processes responsible for pathological neurodegeneration. He holds seven patents for innovative neurological research, and has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Institute of Medicine, and National Academy of Sciences.

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  • MD, Harvard University and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program
  • PhD, Harvard University

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Brain Network: Workshops 2013-06-15T00:00:00 2015-06-30T00:00:00 RMS Allocation Account Nonsponsored 53793.08 Closed
KIST On-Site Translational Research Center at SUNY Stony Brook 2013-04-01T00:00:00 2017-03-31T00:00:00 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Nonfederal 949952 Approved
Fixed Price Balance Account for the Department of Neurology 2008-01-01T00:00:00 2018-06-30T00:00:00 Balance-Multiple Sponsors Nonsponsored 638842.49 Approved
Research in Multiple Sclerosis 2009-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 Stony Brook Foundation Nonfederal 921750.08 Approved
Clinical Research Offset Award for Neurology 2012-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 Multiple Sponsors - Nonsponsored Nonsponsored 1 Approved
Translational Autism Research 2017-07-01T00:00:00 2017-12-31T00:00:00 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Nonfederal 291051 Approved