Loyola University



Loyola University-Chicago has established a collaborative partnership with multiple universities in the U.S., designating itself as a premier study site for visits. This strategic alliance brings together the research expertise of all institutions, fostering a dedicated environment for the investigation and understanding of CADASIL. Through joint efforts, Loyola and the entire Consortium of sites aim to advance knowledge and contribute to the broader scientific community’s understanding of this rare and complex condition.

Photo of Dr. Jose Biller of Loyola University

Jose Biller, MD

Position title: Site Principal Investigator

Email: jbiller@lumc.edu

José Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FANA, FAHA is Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairperson of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.  Dr. Biller is American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certified (and recertified, including Combined Maintenance of Certification) in Neurology and Vascular Neurology, and certified in Headache Medicine (UCNS).

Photo of Maria Chavez, coordinator of the Loyola project.

Maria Chavez

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Email: mchavez11@luc.edu

Maria Chavez is a nurse with 7 years of experience, and has worked as a research nurse for the last 3 and a half years.  As a research nurse, she has worked on clinical trials in the following specialties:  neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, nephrology, hepatology and infectious disease.