Participating Faculty (Alphabetical)

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

Name

Department

Research Interest

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Bala Ambati Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Ocular Angiogenesis and Corneal Research
Jeffrey Anderson Neuroradiology Neurophysiology of distributed brain networks, brain synchrony, functional connectivity. New fMRI, diffusion tensor, and magnetoencephalography methods for diagnosing and understanding neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, autism, and Alzheimer Disease
Alessandra Angelucci Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Structure and function of the visual cerebral cortex

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Wolfgang Baehr Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Phototransduction, the retinoid cycle, membrane protein transport in photoreceptors and mouse models for inherited retinal disease
Kuberan (Kuby) Balagurunathan Medicinal Chemistry Determining biological roles of heparan sulfate (HS) at the molecular level in the CNS. Designing new carbohydrate-based drugs to tackle CNS diseases
Michael Bastiani Biology Development of neuronal connections
Paul S. Bernstein Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Biochemistry and biophysics of nutritional interventions against ocular disease; carotenoid and omega-3 fatty acid metabolism and function in the human retina; genetics of macular and retina dystrophies and degenerations
Josh Bonkowsky Pediatrics Development of connectivity, axons and synapses. Role and effects of hypoxia on CNS development. Leukodystrophies.
KC Brennan Neurology Optical and electrophysiological investigation of the basic mechanisms of migraine

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Mario R. Capecchi Biology and Human Genetics Modeling neuropsychiatric disorders in the mouse
Sophie Caron Biology Sensory representations in the Drosophila brain
Clement Chow Human Genetics Genetic variation, Genomics, ER stress, Disease modifiers
Gregory A. Clark Bioengineering Electrophysiological, cellular, and computational analyses of neuronal plasticity in simple systems (Aplysia and Hermissenda); neural information processing; bio-based neuroprostheses  
Maureen L. Condic Neurobiology & Anatomy Interactions of sensory neurons with extracellular matrix
Hilary Coon Psychiatry Genetics of autism, suicide risk, nicotine dependence, and obesity; application of statistical methods to genetic data
Donnell J. Creel Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Sensory anomalies associated with hypopigmentation and diagnostic use of electrophysiological tests in patients  
Sarah Creem-Regehr Psychology Cognitive neuroscience; visual perception; visual-motor control; spatial cognition

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Michael Deans Otolaryngology Mechanisms of sensory system development and cellular morphogenesis
Richard Dorsky Neurobiology & Anatomy Signaling pathways in zebrafish neural cell fate determination
"Chuck" Alan Dorval Bioengineering Neuropathophysioloy, Translational Neuroscience, Neuromodulation, Neuronal Semiotic
Adam Douglass Neurobiology & Anatomy Functional anatomy of neuromodulatory circuits; learning and memory in the larval zebrafish; imaging technique development
Trafton Drew Psychology Attention, working memory, medical image perception, EEG, ERPs, Eye-tracking
Ed Dudek Neurosurgery Mechanisms and animal models of acquired epilepsy

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Annette E. Fleckenstein School of Dentistry Neuropharmacology, neurochemistry and aminergic transporters
Jeanne Frederick Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Investigating the pathogenesis of mutant protein expression in retina neurons
Yingbin Fu Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Lab has moved to Baylor College of Medicine
Phototransduction, Protein Trafficking, Retinal Degeneration
Robert S. Fujinami Pathology Neuroimmunology/Neurovirology - Understanding immune and viral contributions to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy

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Franz Goller Biology Behavioral physiology of sound production and song learning in songbirds
Christopher Gregg Neurobiology & Anatomy Early life programming of molecular pathways and neural circuits related to feeding and foraging behaviors
David J. Grunwald Human Genetics Tissue specification during zebrafish embryogenesis

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Glen R. Hanson Pharmacology & Toxicology Interaction between neuropeptide and biogenic amine transmitter systems in the central nervous system
Mary Hartnett Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Mechanisms of vascular genesis, dysgenesis and reorganization in retina
John M. Hoffman Radiology and Neurology Modern imaging techniques including positron emission tomography (PET), MRI, and autoradiography to understand clinically relevant brain related problems and biologic processes

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Skyler Jennings Communication Sciences and Disorders Understanding how the auditory system adapts to a changing acoustic environment in order to facilitate speech understanding in a noisy background.
Randy Jensen Neurosurgery Neurosurgical Oncology. Hypoxia and angiogenesis in brain tumors, calcium channel antagonist mediated growth inhibition of brain tumors. Brain tumor biomarker discovery. Animal models of brain tumors and imaging pseudo progression
Erik M. Jorgensen Biology Mechanisms of synaptic function

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Yashar Kalani Neurosurgery Wnt signaling and the Neurovascular Unit, Blood Brain Barrier Biology, Stem cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Biology of Vascular Malformations, Neurogenetics, extracellular RNAs in Development and Disease
Kristen A. Keefe Pharmacology & Toxicology Pharmacology of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, including drug abuse and addiction. Normal and pathological functions of the basal ganglia
Richard D. King Neurology Using advanced neuroimaging analysis tools to study morphometric changes in the brain associated with neurodegenerative diseases
Julie R. Korenberg Pediatrics Genetics, neurobiology and multiscale imaging of neural circuitry for disorders of social behavior, animal and human models
David Krizaj Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Calcium regulation and polymodal signaling in the retina

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Thomas E. Lane Pathology Neural Stem Cells, Multiple Sclerosis, Virology
Anthea Letsou Human Genetics Embryonic Development Neurobiology
Alan R. Light Anesthesiology Neurobiology of pain and fatigue enhancement caused by injury and in Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia syndromes

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Suzanne Mansour Human Genetics Genes involved in inner ear development and function
Robert E. Marc Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Retinal Connectomics, Neural Rewiring and Gene Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disease
Andres Villu Maricq Biology The workings of synapses: molecular mechanisms regulating neurotransmission in C. elegans
J. Michael McIntosh Psychiatry and Biology Molecular Pharmacology of CNS receptors and ion channels
Brian J. Mickey Psychiatry Neuroscience of mood disorders

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Baldomero M. Olivera Biology Ion channels, membrane receptors and sensory transduction

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Sungjin Park Neurobiology & Anatomy Signal transduction mechanism in the nervous system focusing on the role of GPI-anchored proteins and their regulatory enzymes on neuron-glia communication
Stefan-M. Pulst Neurology Inherited diseases of the nervous system with an emphasis on spinocerebellar ataxias and Parkinson's disease

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Richard D. Rabbitt Bioengineering Inner ear biophysics and physiology
Perry F. Renshaw Psychiatry In vivo neurochemical changes associated with mood and drug abuse disorders; natural products as novel treatments
Scott W. Rogers Neurobiology & Anatomy Molecular biology and neurobiology of ligand-activated receptors
Gary Rose Biology Information processing in the auditory and electrosensory systems

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Yukio Saijoh Neurobiology & Anatomy Pattern formation of vertebrates
Michael C. Sanguinetti Internal Medicine Ionic basis of cardiac excitability; mechanisms of ion channel gating; mechanisms of channel block by drugs
Oleksandr (Alex) Shcheglovitov Neurobiology & Anatomy Development and function of human synapses in health and disease
Jason Shepherd Neurobiology & Anatomy Synaptic plasticity, memory encoding, experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex and neurological disorders

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Ning Tian Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Development of retinal synaptic circuitry
Patrick A. Tresco Bioengineering CNS Response to Implanted Materials

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Monica Vetter Neurobiology & Anatomy Molecular pathways regulating the genesis and degeneration of neurons in the vertebrate nervous system
Neil Vickers Biology Neuroethology of olfaction

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Matt Wachowiak Neurobiology & Anatomy Understanding the basic principles of olfactory function
Peter J. West Pharmacology & Toxicology Neuropharmacology of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Down syndrome
John A. White Bioengineering
Lab has moved to Boston University
Hippocampal neurophysiology, computational neuroscience, real-time instrumentation  
Karen S. Wilcox Pharmacology & Toxicology Electrophysiological mechanisms of action of novel anticonvulsant drugs
Megan E. Williams Neurobiology & Anatomy Molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and specificity of neural circuits

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Ayako Yamaguchi Biology Neural Mechanisms Underlying Sexually Distinct Behavior
Jun Yang Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Pathogenetic mechanisms of retinal degeneration and cell biology of photoreceptors
Doju Yoshikami Biology Cellular and molecular physiology of ion channels
Deborah Yurgelun-Todd Psychiatry Application of MR imaging methods to understand emotional processing and cognitive changes associated with behavioral disorders Top
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Associate Faculty members:
Neuroscience faculty who teach, and participate in program activities.

Name

Department

Research Interest

John F. Ash Neurobiology & Anatomy Molecular physiology of membrane transport
Alla Borisyuk Mathematics Computational Neuroscience
Paul Bressloff Mathematics Theoretical neuroscience
Anna Docherty Psychiatry Psychiatric genetics
Matthew Euler Psychology Cognitive electrophysiology, fluid intelligence and cognitive differences, spontaneous and task-related neural dynamics, clinical neuropsychology
Frances J. Friedrich Psychology Cognitive neuropsychology; language processes and spatial attention
James W. Gibb Pharmacology & Toxicology Neurotransmission in the brain
John E. Greenlee Neurology Remote effects of cancer on the nervous system. Viral infections of the nervous system
Bryan W. Jones Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Retinal circuitry/connectomics and neural plasticity in retinal disease
Raymond P. Kesner Psychology Neurobiological basis of learning and memory
Richard A. Normann Bioengineering Information processing in the vertebrate retina; phototransduction
Shannon J. Odelberg Internal Medicine Molecular basis of regeneration and cellular plasticity
Awais Riaz Neurology Epilepsy and general neurology
Gary C. Schoenwolf Neurobiology & Anatomy Pattern formation during early embryogenesis of vertebrates
Sheryl A. Scott Neurobiology & Anatomy Development of sensory neurons
Bert N. Uchino Psychology Influence of social factors on the aging process Top