Lawrence L. Latour, Ph.D.

Photo of Dr. Larry Latour

Lawrence L. Latour, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Address
ACUTE STROKE RESEARCH SECTION, STROKE BRANCH

BG 10 RM B1D733
10 CENTER DR
BETHESDA MD 20814

After receiving the US DOE Alexander Hollander Distinguished Post-doctoral Fellowship at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Latour became Director of Applied Science at Medical Advances with an appointment in Medical Physics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He was recruited to NINDS-DIR as a Staff Scientist in 2000 to help build the Section on Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics.  The branch conducts clinical research at the Stroke Centers of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia, where the NINDS has placed stroke teams and MRI research facilities.   For ten years, he was the director of the DOD funded Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Acute Studies Core leading a team studying acute TBI in civilians.  In 2016 he became the PI of the NINDS Acute Cerebrovascular Diagnostics Unit.  His research interests focus on the use of MRI to better identify, classify, and treat acute stroke and brain injury.

Image of damaged meninges.
One day after head injury (left), bright dye along the edge of the brain suggests damage to the meninges, or the brain’s protective lining. After 35 days (right), the dye no longer appears, indicating the meninges may have healed. Credit: Larry Latour.