Manus Donahue, PhD

Assistant Vice Chair

Manus J. Donahue, PhD joined the Neurosciences team July 1, 2021 in the Cognitive Division and will serve as Assistant Vice Chair for Research. Dr. Donahue trained at Duke University (BS: Physics; BA: Philosophy), Johns Hopkins University (PhD: Biophysics), and the University of Oxford (post-doc: Neurology). He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2009 and in 2010 moved to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is currently a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His work is focused on using new imaging and computational approaches to characterize tissue function in health and disease. He is Chair of the Vanderbilt Human Subjects Protections Committee (HS2), editorial board member for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and member of the FDA-initiated Brain panel to determine endpoints in clinical trials of sickle cell disease. Over the past six years, he has been the Principal Investigator of five NIH-funded studies in which these approaches have been applied in patients with atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease, moyamoya disease and syndrome, and lymphatic disorders to evaluate emerging therapies.