Dr. Robert Bowser is an internationally-recognized leader in ALS research. He has contributed to pioneering efforts to discover and validate biomarkers for ALS. These biomarkers can be useful as diagnostic indicators of disease, predictors of disease progression, and also in determining the effectiveness of drugs in clinical trials. Dr. Bowser has extensive experience in the translation of basic science discoveries to the clinic to impact patient care.
As director of the Barrow ALS Research Center, Dr. Bowser directs research to determine the underlying mechanisms of ALS, identify new targets for drug treatment, develop improved therapies for ALS, and lead clinical research studies performed in numerous medical centers throughout North America.
Dr. Bowser is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and obtained his PhD from Yale University. He performed fellowship training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh from 1994 to 2011, rising through the ranks to full professor. He joined the faculty at Barrow in 2011.