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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors


Gene expression profiling 

Experimental stroke research 




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Glen Jickling, M.D.

Glen Jickling, M.D., FRCPC

Assistant Professor
Specialty: Neurology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100 
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3588


Clinical & Research Interests

Glen Jickling has a strong interest in vascular neurology, including ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Dr. Jickling’s research focuses on the role of the immune system in cerebrovascular disease including patterns of gene expression and epigenetic regulation. He has described RNA markers in blood as a method to distinguish stroke subtypes and predict cause in strokes of unclear etiology. Dr. Jickling is on the editorial boards of several journals, and receives research funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health.


University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California
M.S., Applied Science


University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada


University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada
Honors B.Sc., Biochemistry


Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada
General Medicine


University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada


Vascular Neurology Stroke Genomics
University of California, Davis
Department of Neurology
Sacramento, California

Board Certifications

Neurology, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Medical Council of Canada

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association
Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Clinical and Translational Science

Select Recent Publications

Jickling GC, Ander BP, Stamova B, Zhan X, Liu D, Rothstein L, Verro P, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. RNA in blood is altered prior to hemorrhagic transformation in ischemic stroke. Annals of Neurology. 2013. PMID: 23468366 (Epub ahead of print). 


Jickling GC, Liu D, Stamova B, Ander BP, Zhan X, Lu A, Sharp FR. Hemorrhagic Transformation Following Ischemic Stroke in Animals and Humans. J Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2013. PMID: 24281743 (Epub ahead of print).


Jickling GC, Zhan X, Stamova B, Ander BP, Tian Y, Liu D, Sison S, Verro P, Johnston SC, Sharp FR. Ischemic Transient Neurological Events Identified by Immune Response to Cerebral Ischemia. Stroke. 2012;43(4):1006-12. PMID: 22308247.


Jickling GC, Zhan X, Stamova B, Ander BP, Liu D, Sison S, Verro P, Sharp FR. Prediction of cardioembolic, arterial and lacunar causes of cryptogenic stroke by gene expression and infarct location. Stroke. 2012;43(8):2036-41. PMID: 22627989.


Jickling GC+, Zhan X+ (+Co-first authors), Tian Y, Stamova B, Xu H, Ander BP, Turner RJ, Mesias M, Verro P, Bushnell C, Johnston SC, Sharp FR. Transient ischemic attacks characterized by RNA profiles in blood. Neurology. 2011;77(19):1718-24. PMID: 21998319.


Jickling GC, Stamova B, Ander BP, Zhan X, Tian Y, Liu D, Johnston SC, Verro P, Sharp FR. Profiles of lacunar and non-lacunar stroke. Annals of Neurology. 2011;70:477-485. PMID: 21796664.


Jickling GC, Xu H, Stamova B, Ander BP, Zhan X, Tian Y, Liu D, Turner RJ, Mesias M, Verro P, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Signatures of cardioembolic and large-vessel ischemic stroke. Annals of Neurology. 2010;68(5):681-92. PMID: 21031583.


Jickling GC, Zhan X, Ander BP, Turner RJ, Stamova B, Xu H, Tian Y, Liu D, Davis RR, Lapchak PA, Sharp FR. Genome response to tissue plasminogen activator in experimental ischemic stroke. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:254. PMID: 20406488.

Jickling G, Salam A, Mohammad A, Hussain MS, Scozzafava J, Nasser AM, Jeerakathil T, Shuaib A, Camicioli R. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells and age-related white matter changes. Stroke. 2009;40(10):3191-6. PMID: 19628809.

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