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Name Area of Research Department Research
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
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
Borisyuk, Alla Mathematics Computational Neuroscience
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
Brigidi, Stefano Developmental, Molecular, Cellular Neurobiology Cellular, molecular, and genomic mechanisms underlying experience-driven synapse and circuit plasticity
Capecchi, Mario R. Brain and Behavior School of Biological Sciences, Human Genetics Gene manipulation in mammalian and other eukaryotic cells
Caron, Sophie Developmental, Molecular, Brain and Behavior, Cellular School of Biological Sciences 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 Biomedical Engineering Electrophysiological, cellular, and computational analyses of neuronal plasticity in simple systems (Aplysia and Hermissenda); neural information processing; bio-based neuroprostheses
Coon, Hilary Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Genetics of autism, suicide risk, nicotine dependence, and obesity; application of statistical methods to genetic data
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 Signaling pathways in zebrafish neural cell fate determination
Dorval, "Chuck" Alan D. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Biomedical Engineering Neuropathophysioloy, Translational Neuroscience, Neuromodulation, Neuronal Semiotic
Douglass, Adam Cellular Neurobiology 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
Fleckenstein, Annette E. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular School of Dentistry Neuropharmacology, neurochemistry and aminergic transporters
Frost, Nicholas Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Neurology Organization of activity across distributed circuits
George, Jacob Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Electrical and Computer Engineering Our research seeks to augment biological neural networks with artificial neural networks and bionic devices to treat neurological disorders and to further our understanding of neural processing
Goller, Franz Brain and Behavior School of Biological Sciences Behavioral physiology of sound production and song learning in songbirds
Grunwald, David J. Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Human Genetics Tissue specification during zebrafish embryogenesis
Hartnett, Mary Elizabeth Neurobiology of Disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Mechanisms of vascular genesis, dysgenesis and reorganization in retina
Heys, Jim Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Neurobiology Uncovering the synaptic, cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying learning and memory
Inman, Cory Brain and Behavior Psychology Cognitive neuroscience of emotion and memory in laboratory and real-world environments using intracranial EEG, deep brain stimulation, eye tracking, virtual reality, and augmented reality in humans
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.
Jones, Bryan Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Retinal circuitry/connectomics and neural plasticity in retinal disease
Jorgensen, Erik M. Molecular, Cellular School of Biological Sciences 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
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
Kubanek, Jan Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Biomedical Engineering Remote Neural Interfacing
Lamb, Tracey Neurobiology of Disease Pathology Malaria pathogenesis
Langenecker, Scott A. Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Neuroscience of mood disorders across the life span: Multifaceted Explorations of the Neurobiology of Depressive Disorders (MEND2)
Letsou, Anthea Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Human Genetics Embryonic Development Neurobiology
Link, Nichole Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology Drosophila models of microcephaly and neurological disease
Mansour, Suzanne Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Human Genetics Genes involved in inner ear development and function
Mao, Qinwen Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Pathology Diagnosis and research of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a focus on biofluid biomarker discovery, and targeted therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The research of the neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury with a focus on elucidating novel molecular pathways involved in neuroinflammation
Maricq, Andres Villu Molecular Neurobiology The workings of synapses: molecular mechanisms regulating neurotransmission in C. elegans
McIntosh, J. Michael Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Psychiatry, School of Biological Sciences Molecular Pharmacology of CNS receptors and ion channels
Mickey, Brian J. Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Psychiatry Neuroscience of mood disorders
Nategh, Neda Brain and Behavior Electrical and Computer Engineering Computational understanding of the brain's dynamic vision functions, neuro-inspired artificial vision
Noudoost, Behrad Brain and Behavior Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Neuronal basis and neuromodulatory pathways of visual attention
Olivera, Baldomero M. Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease School of Biological Sciences Ion channels, membrane receptors and sensory transduction
Park, Sungjin Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology Signal transduction mechanism in the nervous system focusing on the role of GPI-anchored proteins and their regulatory enzymes on neuron-glia communication
Payne, Brennan Brain and Behavior Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience; Aging; Language; Memory; Event-Related Brain Potentials; EEG; Eye-Movement Control
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 Biomedical Engineering 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
Rose, Gary Brain and Behavior School of Biological Sciences 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
Scoles, Daniel Neurobiology of Disease Neurology Disease mechanisms and therapeutic development for spinocerebellar ataxias, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.
Shcheglovitov, Oleksandr (Alex) Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology Development and function of human synapses in health and disease
Shepherd, Jason Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology Synaptic plasticity, memory encoding, experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex and neurological disorders
Smith, Elliot Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Neurosurgery Human neuronal computations underlying cognition
Taylor, Norman Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior Anesthesiology Chronic and neuropathic pain
Tian, Ning Developmental, Cellular Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Development of retinal synaptic circuitry
Vetter, Monica Developmental, Neurobiology of Disease Neurobiology Molecular pathways regulating the genesis and degeneration of neurons in the vertebrate nervous system
Vickers, Neil Brain and Behavior School of Biological Sciences 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 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
Wilcox, Karen S. Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Pharmacology and Toxicology Electrophysiological mechanisms of action of novel anticonvulsant drugs
Williams, Megan E. Developmental, Molecular, Neurobiology of Disease, Cellular Neurobiology Molecular mechanisms that regulate synapse formation and specificity of neural circuits
Yamaguchi, Ayako Brain and Behavior School of Biological Sciences 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
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
Zelikowsky, Moriel Neurobiology of Disease, Brain and Behavior, Cellular Neurobiology Neural circuits underlying psychogenic stress
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: 6/4/21