Prof. Michael Strupp MD FRCP FANA FEAN
University of Munich
Founding Scientist

Professor Michael Strupp, MD, FRCP, FANA, FEAN is a Scientific Founder and Consultant for IntraBio Inc. Professor Strupp is a Professor at the University of Munich, Germany in the Department of Neurology and German Centre for Vertigo and Balance Disorders. His expertise is in therapy for vestibular, ocular motor, and cerebellar disorders. Professor Strupp’s research has demonstrated the effectiveness of vestibular exercises in acute vestibular neuritis in a controlled clinical trial, and introduced three new therapeutic principles: aminopyridines, as potassium channel blockers, for the treatment of downbeat, upbeat and central positioning nystagmus as well as episodic ataxia type 2; chlorzoxazone for the therapy of downbeat nystagmus; and, more recently, acetyl-DL-leucine for the treatment of ataxias and Niemann-Pick Type C. His study demonstrating the benefit of steroids in acute vestibular neuritis, a placebo-controlled, four-arm trial was published in the NEJM. Currently, Professor Strupp is the principal investigator of six ongoing clinical trials, and very much engaged in the “International Classification of Vestibular Disorders”, leading two of the groups.

Professor Strupp studied medicine at the Technical University of Aachen and in Rochester, N.Y. before working for three years in basic neurophysiological research, mainly doing patch-clamp recordings at Baylor College, Houston, in Montpellier and in Munich. Professor Strupp has authored 342 PubMed listed papers and five books on vertigo, dizziness and ocular motor disorders. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Neuro-otology, Joint Chief Editor of The Journal of Neurology, and a Member of the Editorial Board of Neurology. He has received many clinical and scientific awards, including the Hallpike-Nylen Award in 2016. He is a very passionate teacher and was awarded ‘Best Teacher’ by the German Neurological Society.

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