Welcome to the Yepes laboratory. Research in the Yepes lab focuses on the role of proteases in the ischemic brain. More specifically, we investigate the basic molecular mechanisms underlying cell death and survival as well as the development of cerebral edema in the ischemic brain. We also study the neuroinflammatory response and its impact on the clinical outcome following acute ischemic stroke. A third area of research involves the mechanism leading to synaptic and neurological recovery following an ischemic injury.