Alphabetical Faculty List

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Mustafa al'Absi

Psychobiology of stress, pain, nicotine addiction and risk for heart disease.

Bagrat Amirikian Neural networks and motion.

Alfonso Araque

Regulation of synaptic function by astrocyte-neuron interactions.

James Ashe

Neural control of action.

Karen Hsiao Ashe

Alzheimer's disease and aging: animal and cellular models.

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Alessandro Bartolomucci Molecular mechanisms of obesity and stress-induced pathologies; VGF-derived peptides; Brown adipose tissue

Martina Bazzaro

Regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics in neurons .

Mark Bee

Acoustic communicatioin, aggression, animal behavior, auditory perception, auditory neurophysiology, behavioral plasticity, social behavior.

Alvin Beitz

Pain mechanisms, cancer pain, inflammatory pain, analgesia, acupuncture, neuroimmune, sex differences, opioids.

David Bond Bipolar disorder; magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; cardiovascular risk factors; inflammation; biomarkers; causal modelling

David Brown

Neuroregulation of host defense and microbial colonization at mucosal surfaces.

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Ruifeng Cao

Neurodevelopmental disorders, circadian rhythms and sleep, traumatic brain injury

Marilyn Carroll

Behavioral pharmacology and drug dependence:Animal models.

Matthew Chafee Neural basis of spatial cognition and working memory, cortical system dysfunction in psychiatric disease.
Lihsia Chen
Adhesion; cytoskeleton; neuronal migration; synapse formation.
H. Brent Clark Experimental neuropathology, cerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Kathryn Cullen Depression, adolescence, self-injury, brain development, neural circuitry, neuroplasticity 
Marija Cvetanovic Astroglial pathology in neurodegeneration.
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Janet Dubinsky Mechanisms of neuronal degeneration following toxicity or injury.  Metabolic contributions to neurodegeneration.  Huntington's Disease.
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Timothy Ebner Neurophysiology of cerebellum and motor cortex.
Jed Elison Infancy, brain development, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, attention, social cognition
William Elmquist Impact of drug transporters on drug delivery to the CNS.
Esam El-Fakahany Receptor regulation, signal transduction and allosteric modulation.
Stephen Engel Human perception, visual plasticity, learning, and expertise; functional MRI.
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Carolyn Fairbanks Glutamate-induced plasticity governing induction chronic pain as well as opioid-induced tolerance and addiction.
S. Hossein Fatemi

The biology of schizophrenia, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Janet Fitzakerley Properties of potassium channels expressed by cochlear nucleus neurons during development.
William Frey II Intranasal delivery: bypassing the blood-brain barrier to treat Alzheimer's disease.
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Laura Gammill Molecular regulation of neural crest formation, migration and guidance.
Michael Georgieff Iron deficiency and the developing hippocampus.
Apostolos Georgopoulos Neurophysiology of motor control and cognition.
Jonathan Gewirtz Neurobiology of negative affect: Memory, fear, anxiety, and drug dependence.
Geoff Ghose Neurophysiology of vision and cognition.
Bernadette Gillick Non-invasive brain stimulation as a means to explore cortical excitability and brain circuitry; influence functional outcomes, in infants and children with perinatal stroke
Rocio Gomez-Pastor Protein aggregation and neuronal death in Huntington’s Disease
Andrew Grande Primary research interest is the use of stem cells and stem cell biology for the treatment of stroke.
Nicola Grissom Neurobiology and cognition in mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders
Pankaj Gupta Structural and functional features of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in the context of cytokine and morphogen signaling in various types of stem cells.
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Andrew Harris Behavioral pharmacology, animal models of drug addiction
Benjamin Hayden Neuroeconomics, foraging, prefrontal cortex, economic choice, self-control, addiction
Sheng He Human vision and attention; visual awareness; cognitive neuroscience.
Sarah Heilbronner Connectivity of brain circuits responsible for motivation and decision-making.
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William G. Iacono Psychophysiology of mental disorders.
Paul Iaizzo Translational systems physiology research ranging from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations.
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Matthew Johnson Developing neuromodulation technologies for treating neurological disorders .
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Prakash Kara Mechanisms of sensory perception and neurovascular coupling in the mammalian brain
Kendrick Kay Neuroimaging; computational modeling; low- and high-level vision; attention
William Kennedy Medical devices, peripheral, autonomic, neuropathy, gastrointestinal, quantification, immunostain, confocal microscopy and QST.
Daniel Kersten Perception; computational vision; neural networks.
Paulo Kofuji Ion channels and Sensory Transduction
Juergen Konczak Development of sensorimotor function; neurological movement disorders.
Michael Koob Neurogenetics; animal models of ataxia; RNA sense/antisense gene regulation.
Catherine Kotz Central nervous system regulation of energy balance.
Esther Krook-Magnuson Interneurons and neuronal networks, epilepsy, essential tremor.
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Lorene Lanier Developmental plasticity.
David Largaespada Insertional mutagenesis and transgenesis for cancer gene discovery and analysis.
Alice Larson Pain, stress, hormones, mast cells, fibromyalgia, brown adipose.
Anna Lee Neuropharmacology of drug addiction and behavior.
Gordon Legge Vision research, impaired vision.
Julia Lemos

Stress, motivation, neuropeptides, neural circuits, behavior

Sylvain Lesne

Molecular and cellular mechanisms triggered by aggregation-prone proteins in neurodegenerative disorders.

Arthur Leuthold Magnetoencephalography methods and basic systems neuroscience.
Ling Li

Connections between Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis: Pathogenesis and therapeutics.

Dezhi Liao Opioid modulation of dendritic spines.
Hubert Lim Neural prostheses, auditory neuroscience, neural plasticity.
Kelvin Lim The study of white matter and its involvement in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Wensheng Lin Unfolded protein response in neurological diseases.
Shmuel Lissek Neurobiology of human anxiety focusing on conditioning markers of clinical anxiety.
Walter Low Neurodegenerative diseases, regenerative medicine, neural stem cell biology.
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Angus MacDonald Cognitive control, paranoia, schizophrenia, cognitive affective and social neuroscience, behavioral and molecular genetics.
Colum MacKinnon

Neurophysiology and mechanics of movement preparation, initiation and execution in people with movement disorders.

Silvia Mangia Functional MRI and functional MRS to study the human brain.
Mark Masino Functional and structural organization of locomotor spinal circuits.
Linda McLoon

Eye movement disorders, muscle disease, muscle stem cells

Steven McLoon Nervous system development and repair.
Robert Meisel

Neurobiology of motivation and synaptic plasticity.

Paul Mermelstein Synaptic plasticity; neuroendocrinology; gene expression.
Karen Mesce Neural systems and neurodevelopment.
Joseph Metzger Genetic engineering of muscle cells.
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Yashushi Nakagawa Molecular mechanisms of mammalian forebrain development.
Theoden Netoff Netoff lab studies epilepsy in brain slice models.
Eric Newman

Glial cell physiology; regulation of cerebral blood flow; diabetic retinopathy.

Duane Nykamp Developing methods to model and simulate neural networks, and to characterize biological neural networks.
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Michael O'Connor

Neuroendocrine signaling; Signaling at the Neuromuscular junction.

Cheryl Olman Biological basis of functional magnetic resonance imaging; modulation of low level visual responses by scene perception.
Harry Orr Molecular genetics of cerebellar function/dysfunction with an emphasis on polyglutamine neurodegenerative disease.
John Osborn Autonomic regulation of the circulation.
Gulin Oz High field magnetic resonance spectroscopy, biomarkers of neurodegeneration, cerebral glucose and glycogen metabolism in diabetes.
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Jose Pardo Brain imaging; cognitive neuroscience; systems neuroscience of mental disorders.
Ann Parr Spinal cord injury, neural stem cells, oligodendrocytes, cell transplantation.
Giuseppe Pellizzer Psychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to the production of movement.
Philip Portoghese Selective opioid ligands and opioid receptors.
Marco Pravetoni Addiction medications, opioid abuse and overdose, vaccines, antibodies, pre-clinical models, infectious diseases, B and T cell activation, entrepreneurial activities
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Raghu Rao Regional brain development under typical and adverse conditions.
A. David Redish

The dynamics of neural representation: from brains to behavior.

Patrick Rothwell Modulation of striatal circuits in health and disease.
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Uzma Samadani Prevention, classification and treatment of brain injury
Peter Santi Functional anatomy of the inner ear.
Daniel Schmidt Engineering proteins to map and control brain function.

Paul Schrater

Human and machine perception and action.

Francis Shen

Neurolaw, neuroethics, neuroscience and public policy.

Donald Simone Neural mechanisms of pain sensation.
Gordon Smith Development of large-scale cortical networks
Peter Sorensen Neural and endocrine bases of chemoreception, especially in fish.
Thomas Stoffregen Perception-action, postural control, motion sickness.
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Stanley Thayer Neuropharmacology of calcium signals that trigger synaptic transmission and neurodegeneration.
David Thomas Molecular mechanisms of muscle protein dynamics, function, disease, and therapy. 
Mark Thomas Neurobiology of drug-induced plasticity and addiction, behavioral neuroscience.
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Kamil Ugurbil Metabolic and functional imaging in the brain using magnetic resonance.
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Sophia Vinogradov Behavioral and neuroplastic effects of cognitive training in people with psychotic illnesses.
Jerrold Vitek

Medical and surgical treatment of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, dystonia and tremor; application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of neurological disease.

Keith Vossel Brain networks research in Alzheimer’s disease; animal models and human clinical trials
Lucy Vulchanova

Pain mechanisms, neuropathic pain, neuroimmunology, neuropeptides.

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Martin Wessendorf Role of neuronal death in neuropathic pain.
Kevin Wickman Mechanisms and relevance of inhibitory neurotransmission.
George Wilcox Research into the neurochemical mechanisms of chronic pain and synergistic analgesic interactions.
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Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang

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Neurophysiology, synaptic transmission, developmental plasticity 


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