Dr. Richard Bauman

 

Richard A. Bauman, Ph.D.
Research Physiologist
Department of Polytrauma and Resuscitation
Division of Military Casualty Research
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research


Dr. Richard Bauman is a Research Physiologist in the Department of Polytrauma and Resusitation/Division of Military Casualty Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Bauman is the lead scientist at WRAIR researching the neuroprotective effects of cyclosporin in models of battlefield traumatic brain injury and nerve gas exposure. He also serves as the co-principal investigator under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Maas Biolab and WRAIR which gives Maas access to the finest scientists and laboratories available for this type of research.

In 2005 Dr. Bauman was invited to join the faculty of the National Capital Consortium Neurosurgery Program. This program is a collaborative effort between the Uniformed Service University, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and National Naval Medical Center. The broad missions of the organization include patient care, resident education, neuroscience and military relevant research, and readiness for military operations. Over 10,000 patients per year are evaluated by faculty in the clinic and over 1,000 operative procedures are performed.

Cyclosporin has demonstrated neuroprotective properties in battlefield traumatic brain injury and currently Dr. Bauman's research is being expanded to include nerve agent exposure. Maas Biolab looks forward to continued collaboration with WRAIR and is excited by the potential military and bio-defense applications of its cyclosporin products.