Riyi Shi

Riyi Shi

Professor Neurosciences,
Basic Medical Sciences
Chairman, BME MD/PhD MSTP Committee

Focus Area

Neurosciences/Basic Medical Sciences

Translational Program

Neuroscience Research

  • Co-founded Neuro Vigor LLC, aiming to reduce the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis) and neurotrauma (spinal cord injury) by reducing the amount of acrolein, a neurotoxin that damages nerve cells and triggers pain.
  • Promote faculty innovators in the Purdue medical research arena to commercialize their inventions through entrepreneurship.
  • Promote collaboration in basic and translational military-relevant medical research between Purdue and Department of Defense.   

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