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Name Area of Research Department Research
Ambati, Bala Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Ocular Angiogenesis and Corneal Research
Anderson, Jeffrey Neurobiology of Disease 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.
Angelucci, Alessandra Brain and Behavior Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Structure and function of the visual cerebral cortex
Baehr, Wolfgang Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Phototransduction, the retinoid cycle, membrane protein transport in photoreceptors and mouse models for inherited retinal disease
Balagurunathan, Kuberan (Kuby) Molecular 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
Bastiani, Michael Developmental, Molecular, Cellular Biology Development of neuronal connections
Bernstein, Paul S. Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and 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
Bonkowsky, Joshua Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Pediatrics Axon pathfinding and development of basal ganglia; function of language genes in CNS development
Bortolato, Marco Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Pharmacology and Toxicology Behavioral neuropharmacology and neurobiology of neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, Tourette syndrome) and impulse-control problems (aggression, gambling)
Brennan, K.C. Neurobiology of Disease Neurology Optical and electrophysiological investigation of the basic mechanisms of migraine
Capecchi, Mario R. Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Biology, Human Genetics Gene manipulation in mammalian and other eukaryotic cells
Caron, Sophie Developmental, Molecular, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Biology Sensory representations in the Drosophila brain
Chow, Clement Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Human Genetics Genetic variation, Genomics, ER stress, Disease modifiers
Clark, Gregory A. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Bioengineering Electrophysiological, cellular, and computational analyses of neuronal plasticity in simple systems (Aplysia and Hermissenda); neural information processing; bio-based neuroprostheses
Condic, Maureen L. Developmental Neurobiology and Anatomy Interactions of sensory neurons with extracellular matrix
Coon, Hilary Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Genetics of autism, suicide risk, nicotine dependence, and obesity; application of statistical methods to genetic data
Creel, Donnell J. Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Clinical visual electrophysiology
Creem-Regehr, Sarah Brain and Behavior Psychology Cognitive neuroscience; visual perception; visual-motor control; spatial cognition
Deans, Michael Developmental, Molecular, Cellular Surgery (Division of Otolaryngology) Mechanisms of sensory system development and cellular morphogenesis
Dorsky, Richard Developmental, Molecular Neurobiology and Anatomy Signaling pathways in zebrafish neural cell fate determination
Dorval, "Chuck" Alan D. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Bioengineering Neuropathophysioloy, Translational Neuroscience, Neuromodulation, Neuronal Semiotic
Douglass, Adam Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Functional anatomy of neuromodulatory circuits; learning and memory in the larval zebrafish; imaging technique development
Drew, Trafton Brain and Behavior Psychology Attention, working memory, medical image perception, EEG, ERPs, Eye-tracking
Dudek, F. Edward Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Neurosurgery Mechanisms of neuronal communication under normal developmental conditions and in models of epilepsy using electrophysiological techniques in brain slices as well as in behaving animals
Fleckenstein, Annette E. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular School of Dentistry Neuropharmacology, neurochemistry and aminergic transporters
Frederick, Jeanne Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Investigating the pathogenesis of mutant protein expression in retina neurons
Fu, Yingbin Molecular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Phototransduction, Protein Trafficking, Retinal Degeneration
Fujinami, Robert S. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Pathology Neuroimmunology/Neurovirology - Understanding immune and viral contributions to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy
Goller, Franz Brain and Behavior Biology Behavioral physiology of sound production and song learning in songbirds
Gregg, Christopher Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Neurobiology and Anatomy Uncovering new genetic and epigenetic mechanisms shaping brain function, behavioral development and mental illness
Grunwald, David J. Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Human Genetics Tissue specification during zebrafish embryogenesis
Hanson, Glen R. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Dentistry Interaction between neuropeptide and biogenic amine transmitter systems in the central nervous system
Hartnett, Mary Elizabeth Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Mechanisms of vascular genesis, dysgenesis and reorganization in retina
Hoffman, John M. Brain and Behavior Radiology, Neurology Modern imaging techniques including positron emission tomography (PET), MRI, and autoradiography to understand clinically relevant brain related problems and biologic processes
Jennings, Skyler Brain and Behavior 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.
Jensen, Randy Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular 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
Jorgensen, Erik M. Molecular, Cellular Biology Mechanisms of synaptic function
Keefe, Kristen A. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Pharmacology and Toxicology Pharmacology of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, including drug abuse and addiction. Normal and pathological functions of the basal ganglia
King, Richard D. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Neurology Using advanced neuroimaging analysis tools to study morphometric changes in the brain associated with neurodegenerative diseases
Korenberg, Julie R. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Pediatrics Genetics, neurobiology and multiscale imaging of neural circuitry for disorders of social behavior, animal and human models
Krizaj, David Cellular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Calcium regulation and synaptic communication in the vertebrate retina
Lamb, Tracey Neurobiology of Disease Pathology Malaria pathogenesis
Lane, Thomas E. Neurobiology of Disease Pathology Neural Stem Cells, Multiple Sclerosis, Virology
Letsou, Anthea Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Human Genetics Embryonic Development Neurobiology
Light, Alan R. Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Anesthesiology Neurobiology of pain and fatigue enhancement caused by injury and in Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia syndromes
Mansour, Suzanne Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Human Genetics Genes involved in inner ear development and function
Maricq, Andres Villu Molecular Biology The workings of synapses: molecular mechanisms regulating neurotransmission in C. elegans
McIntosh, J. Michael Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Psychiatry, Biology Molecular Pharmacology of CNS receptors and ion channels
Mickey, Brian J. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Neuroscience of mood disorders
Olivera, Baldomero M. Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Biology Ion channels, membrane receptors and sensory transduction
Park, Sungjin Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Signal transduction mechanism in the nervous system focusing on the role of GPI-anchored proteins and their regulatory enzymes on neuron-glia communication
Pulst, Stefan M. Neurobiology of Disease Neurology Inherited diseases of the nervous system with an emphasis on spinocerebellar ataxias and Parkinson's disease
Rabbitt, Richard D. Brain and Behavior, Cellular Bioengineering Biophysics and neurophysiology of the inner ear
Renshaw, Perry Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Psychiatry In vivo neurochemical changes associated with mood and drug abuse disorders; natural products as novel treatments
Rogers, Scott W. Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Molecular biology and neurobiology of ligand-activated receptors
Rolston, John Neurobiology of Disease Neurosurgery Epilepsy and neural engineering
Rose, Gary Brain and Behavior Biology Information processing in the auditory and electrosensory systems
Rothenfluh, Adrian Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Psychiatry Modeling Addiction and other Neuropsychiatric Illnesses in Drosophila
Saijoh, Yukio Developmental Neurobiology and Anatomy Pattern formation of vertebrates
Shcheglovitov, Oleksandr (Alex) Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Development and function of human synapses in health and disease
Shepherd, Jason Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Synaptic plasticity, memory encoding, experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex and neurological disorders
Tian, Ning Developmental, Cellular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Development of retinal synaptic circuitry
Tresco, Patrick A. Neurobiology of Disease Bioengineering CNS Response to Implanted Materials
Vetter, Monica Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Neurobiology and Anatomy Molecular pathways regulating the genesis and degeneration of neurons in the vertebrate nervous system
Vickers, Neil Brain and Behavior Biology Neuroethology of olfaction
Vinberg, Frans Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Physiology and pathophysiology in the mammalian/primate retina. Calcium regulation and feedback mechanisms in photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium cells.
Wachowiak, Matt Brain and Behavior Neurobiology and Anatomy Understanding the basic principles of olfactory function
West, Peter J. Neurobiology of Disease Pharmacology and Toxicology Neuropharmacology of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and Down syndrome
White, John A. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Bioengineering Hippocampal neurophysiology, computational neuroscience, real-time instrumentation
Wilcox, Karen S. Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Pharmacology and Toxicology
Williams, Megan E. Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology and Anatomy Molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and specificity of neural circuits
Yamaguchi, Ayako Brain and Behavior Biology Neural Mechanisms Underlying Sexually Distinct Behavior
Yang, Jun Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Pathogenetic mechanisms of retinal degeneration and cell biology of photoreceptors
Yoshikami, Doju Molecular, Cellular Biology Cellular and molecular physiology of ion channels
Yurgelun-Todd, Deborah Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Application of MR imaging methods to understand emotional processing and cognitive changes associated with behavioral disorders
Zhang, Jie Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Anesthesiology Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain and fatigue
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Last Updated: 3/28/17