Jeff Iliff PhD

An Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, Jeffrey Iliff helped to define the brain-wide network of perivascular pathways, termed the ‘glymphatic system’, which facilitates CSF-interstitial fluid exchange. His recent studies have shown that the glymphatic system fails in the aging brain and in the young brain after traumatic brain injury. Research in his lab now focuses on identifying the molecular changes that underlie glymphatic system failure with aging and after trauma, extending these experimental studies into human subjects and clinical populations, and discovering ways to co-opt the glymphatic system to improve drug delivery throughout the brain and spinal cord.