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Edwin Nemoto, PhD

Research Professor

Director of Neurosurgery Research

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-5990

Academic Career

Nemoto received his BS in zoology from The George Washington University and his doctorate in physiology, biochemistry and radiation physics from Rutgers University. He has held fellowships and faculty appointments at the University of California and University of Pittsburgh. Nemoto is a highly published researcher with years of research and grant awards attributed to him. He oversees and assists the Department’s research and enhances the education of the program’s resident physicians.

Research Interests

  • Stroke (defining the penumbra, pathogenesis and therapy)
  • Traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular accidents (predicting outcome, pathogenesis and therapy)
  • Brain cross-frequency coupling ​(functional connectivity, brain injury, psychological states and spreading depression)
  • Mechanisms of membrane lipid modulation (of membrane enzymes and membrane receptors)


  • Research

Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • Neurotrauma Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Neurochemistry
  • Society of Neurosurgical & Critical Care
  • Pittsburgh Neuroscience Society
  • International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Physiological Society