Dr. Matthew Edwardson, MD

Dr. Edwardson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Rehab Medicine at Georgetown University.  He is a vascular neurologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and conducts research focused on stroke recovery at Georgetown and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Edwardson leads the Biomarkers of Stroke Recovery Project at the Georgetown Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery.  He uses multi-omic methods, including epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics and exosomics in blood plasma to identify molecules associated with motor recovery in stroke patients. The long-term goal of his research is to determine the molecular underpinnings of stroke recovery in humans and use this knowledge to develop recovery-based therapeutics.