Alphabetical Faculty List

: A : B : C : D : E : F : G : H : I : J : K : L : M : N : O : P : Q : R : S : T : U : V : W : X : Y : Z :


Mustafa al'AbsiPsychobiology of stress, pain, nicotine addiction and risk for heart disease.
Bagrat AmirikianNeural networks and motion.
Alfonso AraqueRegulation of synaptic function by astrocyte-neuron interactions.
Kristin ArtingerGenetic and epigenetic regulation of neural crest development
James AsheNeural control of action.
Karen Hsiao AsheAlzheimer's disease and aging: animal and cellular models.
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Alessandro BartolomucciMolecular mechanisms of obesity and stress-induced pathologies; VGF-derived peptides; Brown adipose tissue
Thomas BastianNutritional and Metabolic regulation of brain development .
Martina BazzaroRegulation of cytoskeletal dynamics in neurons .
Mark BeeAcoustic communicatioin, aggression, animal behavior, auditory perception, auditory neurophysiology, behavioral plasticity, social behavior.
David BondBipolar disorder; magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; cardiovascular risk factors; inflammation; biomarkers; causal modelling
David BrownNeuroregulation of host defense and microbial colonization at mucosal surfaces.
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Ruifeng CaoNeurodevelopmental disorders, circadian rhythms and sleep, traumatic brain injury

Marilyn Carroll
Behavioral pharmacology and drug dependence:Animal models.
Matthew ChafeeNeural basis of spatial cognition and working memory, cortical system dysfunction in psychiatric disease.
Clark Chen
Reciprocal communications between brain tumor cells and the central nervous system microenvironment
Lihsia Chen
Adhesion; cytoskeleton; neuronal migration; synapse formation.
Zhe Chen
Mechanisms of neural circuit formation
Kathryn CullenDepression, adolescence, self-injury, brain development, neural circuitry, neuroplasticity 
Marija CvetanovicAstroglial pathology in neurodegeneration.
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David DarrowTreat chronic pain, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Janet DubinskyMechanisms of neuronal degeneration following toxicity or injury.  Metabolic contributions to neurodegeneration.  Huntington's Disease.
Angeline DukesFoster a community at UMN that welcomes, supports, and empowers all students, but especially those with historically marginalized identities, both in and out of the classroom.
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Timothy EbnerNeurophysiology of cerebellum and motor cortex.
Jed ElisonInfancy, brain development, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, attention, social cognition
Stephen EngelHuman perception, visual plasticity, learning, and expertise; functional MRI.
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Damien FairMechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain
Carolyn FairbanksGlutamate-induced plasticity governing induction chronic pain as well as opioid-induced tolerance and addiction.
S.H. Fatemi
The biology of schizophrenia, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Janet FitzakerleyProperties of potassium channels expressed by cochlear nucleus neurons during development.
William Frey IIIntranasal delivery: bypassing the blood-brain barrier to treat Alzheimer's disease.
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Laura GammillMolecular regulation of neural crest formation, migration and guidance.
Michael GeorgieffIron deficiency and the developing hippocampus.
Apostolos GeorgopoulosNeurophysiology of motor control and cognition.
Geoff GhoseNeurophysiology of vision and cognition.
Rocio Gomez-PastorProtein aggregation and neuronal death in Huntington’s Disease
Paloma Gonzalez-BellidoTarget tracking, behavior, and visually guided predation in invertebrates
Andrew GrandePrimary research interest is the use of stem cells and stem cell biology for the treatment of stroke.
Steven GravesPrimary research interests include mechanisms of neurodegeneration and plasticity.
Nicola GrissomNeurobiology and cognition in mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders
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Arif HamidDopamine, Reinforcement Learning, Agency Learning, Striatum, Cortex, Thalamus
Noam Harel7T MRI for neuromodulation applications
Andrew HarrisBehavioral pharmacology, animal models of drug addiction
Sheng HeHuman vision and attention; visual awareness; cognitive neuroscience.
Alexander Herman 
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William G. IaconoPsychophysiology of mental disorders.
Paul IaizzoTranslational systems physiology research ranging from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole body investigations.
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Suma JacobNeurodevelopment, transdiagnostic conditions that modulate behavioral flexibility, compulsivity, social learning.
Matthew JohnsonDeveloping neuromodulation technologies for treating neurological disorders .
Harald JungeNeurovascular interactionsin normal and diseased retina, blood-CNS barriers, angiogenesis, and Wnt and Norrin signaling
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Peter KangGenetics of muscular dystrophy and Notch pathway in muscle disease
Madhu KannanSynergistic dynamics of targeted cell classes in cognitive function.
Prakash KaraMechanisms of sensory perception and neurovascular coupling in the mammalian brain
Kendrick KayNeuroimaging; computational modeling; low- and high-level vision; attention
Aaron KerlinDendritic computations critical to learning
Daniel KerstenPerception; computational vision; neural networks.
Suhasa KodandaramaiahTechnologies for neural interfacing at multiple scales from single neurons to the whole brain.
Paulo KofujiIon channels and sensory transduction
Juergen KonczakDevelopment of sensorimotor function; neurological movement disorders.
Michael KoobNeurogenetics; animal models of dementia; molecular pathways in the AD pathogenic cascade
Catherine KotzCentral nervous system regulation of energy balance.
Esther Krook-MagnusonInterneurons and neuronal networks, epilepsy, essential tremor.
Sidney KuoVisual processing in the retina; synapses; glia
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Lorene LanierDevelopmental plasticity.
David LargaespadaInsertional mutagenesis and transgenesis for cancer gene discovery and analysis.
Alice LarsonPain, stress, hormones, mast cells, fibromyalgia, brown adipose.
Anna LeeNeuropharmacology of drug addiction and behavior.
Michael LeeNeurodegeneration in Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD): Mechanisms and Therapies.
Gordon LeggeVision research, impaired vision.
Julia LemosStress, motivation, neuropeptides, neural circuits, behavior
Sylvain LesneMolecular and cellular mechanisms triggered by aggregation-prone proteins in neurodegenerative disorders.
Danni LiBiomarkers of aging, Alzheimer' disease, and exercise
Ling LiConnections between Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis: Pathogenesis and therapeutics.
Dezhi LiaoOpioid modulation of dendritic spines.
Hubert LimNeural prostheses, auditory neuroscience, neural plasticity.
Kelvin LimThe study of white matter and its involvement in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Shmuel LissekNeurobiology of human anxiety focusing on conditioning markers of clinical anxiety.
Glenn LoboNeuro-Retinal Degenerative Diseases, Motor Proteins, Small Molecule Chaperones, Ciliopathies, Genetics of Usher Syndrome and Syndromic Retinitis Pigmentosa, CRISPR Zebrafish and Mouse models.
Walter LowNeurodegenerative diseases, regenerative medicine, neural stem cell biology.
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Angus MacDonaldCognitive control, paranoia, schizophrenia, cognitive affective and social neuroscience, behavioral genetics.
Colum MacKinnonNeurophysiology and mechanics of movement preparation, initiation and execution in people with movement disorders.
Silvia MangiaFunctional MRI and functional MRS to study the human brain.
Mark MasinoFunctional and structural organization of locomotor spinal circuits.
Linda McLoonEye movement disorders, muscle disease, muscle stem cells
Robert MeiselNeurobiology of motivation and synaptic plasticity.
Paul MermelsteinSynaptic plasticity; neuroendocrinology; gene expression.
Karen MesceNeural systems and neurodevelopment.
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Yashushi NakagawaMolecular mechanisms of mammalian forebrain development.
Thomas NaselarisCognitive computational neuroscience
Theoden NetoffEpilepsy using brain slice models.
Eric NewmanGlial cell physiology; regulation of cerebral blood flow; diabetic retinopathy.
Jessica NielsonComputational psychiatry, trauma neurobiology, psychedelic neuroscience
Duane NykampDeveloping methods to model and simulate neural networks, and to characterize biological neural networks.
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Cheryl OlmanBiological basis of functional magnetic resonance imaging; modulation of low level visual responses by scene perception.
Harry OrrMolecular genetics of cerebellar function/dysfunction with an emphasis on polyglutamine neurodegenerative disease.
John OsbornAutonomic regulation of the circulation.
Gulin OzHigh field magnetic resonance spectroscopy, biomarkers of neurodegeneration, cerebral glucose and glycogen metabolism in diabetes.
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Christina PacakWe use iPSCs and mice to develop gene therapies and investigate disease mechanisms.
Jose PardoBrain imaging; cognitive neuroscience; systems neuroscience of mental disorders.
Hye Yoon ParkDynamics of single mRNA molecules in live neurons in vivo
Ann ParrSpinal cord injury, neural stem cells, oligodendrocytes, cell transplantation.
Giuseppe PellizzerPsychophysical and neurophysiological approaches to the production of movement.
Rita PerlingeiroNeuromuscular disorders: regeneration and disease modeling
Philip PortogheseSelective opioid ligands and opioid receptors.
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Raghu RaoRegional brain development under typical and adverse conditions.
A. David RedishDynamics of neural representation from brains to behavior.
Jocelyn RichardNeural signaling and circuits underlying motivation, affect and learning
Patrick RothwellModulation of striatal circuits in health and disease.
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Uzma SamadaniPrevention, classification, and treatment of brain injury
Ben SaundersNeural circuits of motivation
Michael-Paul SchallmoVision, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders studied using EEG and functional MRI
Daniel SchmidtEngineering proteins to map and control brain function.
Paul SchraterHuman and machine perception and action.
Audrey SederbergTheoretical models for the dynamics and function of neuronal networks
Francis ShenNeurolaw, neuroethics, neuroscience and public policy.
Donald SimoneNeural mechanisms of pain sensation.
Gordon SmithDevelopment of large-scale cortical networks
Sade SpencerBehavioral pharmacology of drug addiction and psychiatric comorbidities.
Scott SponheimNeural system abnormalities in psychopathology
Laura StoneThe mechanisms of pain, epigenetic regulation of chronic pain, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods of treatment.
Martha StrengCerebellar network dynamics in health and disease
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Brenden Tervo-ClemmensNeuroimaging and computational studies of brain development and mental health
Stanley ThayerNeuropharmacology of calcium signals that trigger synaptic transmission and neurodegeneration.
Mark ThomasNeurobiology of drug-induced plasticity and addiction, behavioral neuroscience.
Phu TranEffects of early-life nutritional deficiency on neural development
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Kamil UgurbilMetabolic and functional imaging in the brain using magnetic resonance.
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Ganesh VasanNeuronal activity underlying behavior is encoded by distinct populations comprising a myriad of excitatory and inhibitory cell classes. 
Andrew VenteicherIdentifying essential neurodevelopmental programs and new vulnerabilities in CNS tumors.
Sophia VinogradovBehavioral and neuroplastic effects of cognitive training in people with psychotic illnesses.
Jerrold VitekMedical 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.
Lucy VulchanovaPain mechanisms, neuropathic pain, neuroimmunology, neuropeptides.
Helen VuongMicrobiome and the gut-brain axis in neurodevelopment and neurological disorders.
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Trevor WardillNeural basis of visually driven invertebrate behavior.
Martin WessendorfRole of neuronal death in neuropathic pain.
Kevin WickmanMechanisms and relevance of inhibitory neurotransmission.
Alik WidgeDeveloping new medical devices and brain stimulation techniques to re-wire the circuits of mental illness.
George WilcoxResearch into the neurochemical mechanisms of chronic pain and synergistic analgesic interactions.
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Yi-Mei (Amy) YangNeurophysiology, synaptic transmission, developmental plasticity 
Shauna Yuan 
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Anna ZilverstandNeuroimaging and behavioral research in human drug addiction
Jan ZimmermannNeural and behavioral decision dynamics
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