Neuroscience Faculty

Addy, Nii Antie

Research Interests: Neurobiology of addiction; In vivo electrochemistry; Behavioral pharmacology; Systems neuroscience; Neurotransmission; Signal transduction

Alreja, Meenakshi

Research Interests: Prefrontal cortex; Interneurons; Nicotine; Acetylcholine; Electrophysiology; GABA; glutamate; Hypocretin; MCH; Learning and Memory; Neurotransmitters; Signal Transduction; GnRH; Puberty; Fertility; HPG axis; Kisspeptin

Anticevic, Alan

Research Interests: Schizophrenia; Psychotic disorders; Working memory; Emotion regulation; Substance abuse; Functional neuroimaging methods; Functional connectivity

Arnsten, Amy F. T.

Research Interests: Molecular influences on higher cognitive function

Bagriantsev, Slav

Research Interests: Sensory physiology; Biophysics; Biochemistry; Neuroscience; Electrophysiology; Polymodal ion channels; Temperature-sensitive ion channels; Mechanosensitive ion channels; Two-pore potassium channels; Ion channel pharmacology

Bennett, Anton M.

Research Interests: Signal transduction; Protein tyrosine phosphatases; Cancer; Diabetes; Obesity; Muscle stem cells; Muscular dystrophy

Blumberg, Hilary

Research Interests: Adolescence; Bipolar Disorder; Brain; Depression; Development; Diffusion Tensor Imaging; Emotion; Endophenotype; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Mania; Manic Depressive Disorder; Neuropsychiatry; Neuroscience; Women

Blumenfeld, Hal

Research Interests: Impaired consciousness in epilepsy; Epilepsy neuroimaging and electrophysiology

Bordey, Angelique

Research Interests: Neurogenesis; stem cells; mTOR; Neural stem cell; Cognitive functions; autism

Cardin, Jessica A

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Cortex; Inhibitory interneuron; Oscillation; Electrophysiology; Vision; Schizophrenia; Epilepsy; Intracellular; Network

Carlson, John R

Research Interests: Drosophila, olfaction, taste, Anopheles, mosquito

Chandra, Sreeganga

Research Interests: Presynaptic Biology; Synapse Maintenance; Parkinson's Disease; Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Neurodegeneration

Chang, Steve W. C.

Research Interests: Neural mechanisms of social interaction and social decision-making; single-unit recording from primate prefrontal cortex, amygdala, posterior parietal cortex, and basal ganglia; neurobiology of oxytocin-mediated social cognition; combined neurophysiology and neuropharmacology; reference frames; sensory-to-motor transformation; neuroethology of social behavior

Chun, Marvin M

Research Interests: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); attention; memory; decision making; executive control; perception

Clark, Damon Alistair

Research Interests: visual processing; computational neuroscience; neural circuits; Drosophila; behavior; modeling

Cohen, Lawrence Baruch

Research Interests: Brain; Central Nervous System; Neurons; Vertebrate Physiology; Olfaction; Olfactory Bulb; Protein Sensors of Voltage and Calcium

Colón-Ramos, Daniel Alfonso

Research Interests: Neural connectivity; Brain; Nematode C. elegans

Constable, R. Todd

Research Interests: Development of MRI techniques to allow faster scanning and/or to provide functional information; Quantitative information and high quality pictures of anatomy; Application of new methods to answer fundamental questions in basic science and medicine with emphasis on applications in neuroscience.

Crair, Michael C

Research Interests: Neural circuit development; Synapse formation; Visual system development; Cortex development

De Camilli, Pietro

Research Interests: Synapses; MembranteTraffic; Endocytosis; Clathrin; Dynamin; Phosphoinositides; Lipid Metabolism; Lowe Syndrome; Bar Proteins; Neurodegeneration; Membrane Contact Sites

deLanerolle, Nihal C.

Research Interests: Molecular and cellular neuropathology of human seizure foci; Development of animal models of human temporal lobe epilepsy; Neuropathology of Traumatic brain injury

Demb, Jonathan B.

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Functional circuitry of the retina; Cellular basis of visual adaptation; Neural plasticity; Mechanisms of retinal disease

Diano, Sabrina

Research Interests: Metabolism Regulation

DiLeone, Ralph Joseph

Research Interests: Addictions; Animal Behavior; Ethology; Animal Nutrition; Diseases and Disorders; Drug Abuse; Eating Disorders; Etiology; Evolution; Genetic Manipulation; Natural History; Obesity; Psychiatry

Duman, Ronald Stanton

Research Interests: Depression; Antidepressants; Stress; Molecular biology; Neuropharmacology Signal transduction pathways; Gene expression; Identifying the molecular and cellular adaptations that underlie the actions of psychotropic drugs and stress

Ehrlich, Barbara E

Research Interests: Intracellular calcium regulation

Emonet, Thierry

Research Interests: Computational Biology chemotaxis, olfaction, immunology

Forscher, Paul

Research Interests: cytoskeleton; actin filament; microtubule; protein dynamics; axon growth; axon guidance; axon regeneration; mechanotransduction; calcium; Rho GTPase

Gerrard, Jason Lee

Research Interests: Epilepsy; Seizure detection; Development of intelligent brain-machine devices for treatment of neurological disease; Neural networks; Movement disorders

Gracheva, Elena

Research Interests: Sensory physiology; Molecular adaptations; Hibernation; Thermoregulation; Ion channels; Neuroscience

Greer, Charles A

Research Interests: Development; Specificity of synaptic circuits; Aging; Cellular and molecular biology of the nervous system

Grutzendler, Jaime

Research Interests: Neuro-glio-vascular interactions, cerebral blood flow and metabolism blood-brain barrier, two-photon microscopy, myelin imaging, synaptic plasticity, development and pathology of the brain microvasculature, Neuroinflammationin, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke

Gunel, Murat

Research Interests: Molecular genetics and biology of brain aneurysms and cavernous malformations; Molecular genetics of brain development

Hafler, David

Research Interests: Neuroimmunology; Multiple Sclerosis; Autoimmunity; Genetics; Immunobiology

Hammarlund, Marc

Research Interests: Axon regeneration and degeneration; Neuronal plasticity; Femtosecond laser surgery; C. elegans neurobiology

Higley, Michael J

Research Interests: Synaptic Integration; GABAergic Inhibition; Dendrites; Electrophysiology; Multiphoton Imaging

Horvath, Tamas L.

Research Interests: Neurobiology of obesity; Neuroendocrine physiology

Howard, Jonathon

Research Interests: Motor proteins and the cytoskeleton; Microtubule dynamics and motors; Cell motility; Mitosis; the Axoneme; Neuronal Morphology

Howe, James R

Research Interests: Glutamate receptors

Hyder, D. S. Fahmeed

Research Interests: brain energy metabolism, neurovascular and neurometabolic coupling, BOLD technology, BIRDS technology, calibrated fMRI technology, SAR technology, cancer imaging and therapy technology, molecular probes and nanocarriers

Johnson, Marcia

Research Interests: Cognition and cognitive neuroscience. Component processes of memory subsystems; reality monitoring processes (e.g., cues used to distinguish real from imagined events) and source monitoring in general; aging and memory; emotion and cognition; executive processes; autobiographical memory

Jonas, Elizabeth A

Research Interests: Mitochondrial ion channel; Regulation of apoptosis; Control of the strength of synaptic transmission in the nervous system

Kaczmarek, Leonard Konrad

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Learning and memory; Ion channels

Karatekin, Erdem

Research Interests: Membrane fusion; Exocytosis; Secretory vesicle dynamics; Fluorescence microscopy; Image analysis; Microfluidics, Supported bilayers, Proteoliposomes

Kidd, Kenneth Kay

Research Interests: Complex Human Disorders; Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Human Population ; Genetics; Human Evolution

Kim, In-Jung

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Development; Visual system; Neural circuits; Transgenic approaches; Direction selectivity

Kober, Hedy

Research Interests: Regulation of craving; Emotion regulation; Cognition-emotion interaction; Neural mechanisms of change; Mindfulness; Meditation; fMRI methods

Kocsis, Jeffery Donald

Research Interests: Transplantation-based approaches toward restoration; Preservation of function in the injured central nervous system; Axonal regeneration; Cell transplantation; Ion channels; Nerve injury; Remyelination; Spinal cord injury

Koelle, Michael R

Research Interests: C. Elegans; G Protein; Neurotransmission; RGS Protein; Serotonin; Molecular Genetics; Neurobiology; Neurotransmitters; Proteins and Macromolecules; Receptors

Koleske, Anthony J

Research Interests: Neuronal morphogenesis and degeneration; Stress; Schizophrenia; Cell migration; Cancer; Metastasis; Adhesion receptors

Kwan, Alex

Research Interests: Neural circuits; Inhibitory neurons; Executive functions; Working memory; Decision-making; Action selection; Two-photon microscopy; Optogenetics; Mouse behavior; Electrophysiology

LaMotte, Robert H

Research Interests: Pain; Dorsal root ganglion; Neurons; Electrophysiological; Neurochemical; Itch; Psychophysical; pruritic; Nociceptive sensations; Anesthesiology; Electrophysiology; Nervous System; Neurophysiology; Sensory System

Lee, Daeyeol

Research Interests: Neural mechanisms of sequence learning and selection, decision making under uncertainty, inter-temporal choice, token & conditioned reinforcements; Reinforcement learning; Behavioral economics and game theory; Function of primate prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia; Coding and transmission of information in a population of neurons

Levy, Ifat

Research Interests: Decision-making; Value; Reward; Risk; Ambiguity; Functional MRI

Li, Chiang-Shan Ray

Research Interests: Psychophysics; Neural imaging

Lim, Janghoo

Research Interests: Mechanisms of neural development; Neurological disorders; Neurodegenerative diseases

Lombroso, Paul J

Research Interests: Translational Neuroscience; Identification of small molecule inhibitors of STEP; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Neuropharmacology

Louvi, Angeliki

Research Interests: Vertebrate neural development; Mechanisms of brain morphogenesis and pathogenesis; Microcephaly; Structural brain disorders; Cerebrovascular disease; Cerebral cavernous malformations; Notch signaling; CADASIL

Mazer, Jamie

Research Interests: Vision; Attention; Cortex; Sensory processing; Coordinate systems; Neuroethology

McCormick, David A.

Research Interests: Cellular mechanisms of cortical function; Thalamocortical function and modulation

Mooseker, Mark S

Research Interests: The cytoskeleton. Epithelial cell biology. molecular motors

Morris, Evan Daniel

Research Interests: Kinetic modeling; Parameter estimation; Parametric imaging; Dopamine; Reward; Drug occupancy; Drug abuse; Alcoholism; Parkinson's disease

Nairn, Angus Clark

Research Interests: Dopaminergic signal transduction; Structure and function of protein kinases and phosphatases

Nitabach, Michael N

Research Interests: Neurophysiology; Molecular genetics; Systems Physiology; Animal Behavior

Pelphrey, Kevin

Research Interests: Brain mechanisms; Child development; Neurodevelopmental disorders

Picciotto, Marina

Research Interests: Neuroscience; Molecular basis of behavior; Intracellular signaling; Mouse genetic models

Pieribone, Vincent Allen

Research Interests: Neurophysiology; Neurotransmission; Voltage dye imaging; Sensory physiology; Drug development; Coral biology; Fluorescent proteins

Pittenger, Christopher

Research Interests: Learning and memory; Habit; CREB; Adeno-associated virus; Behavioral neurobiology; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Glutamate; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Tourette syndrome

Rakic, Pasko

Research Interests: Central nervous system development

Roth, Robert Henry, Jr

Research Interests: Neurotransmitter function; Psychotropic drugs; Catecholamine-containing neurons

Rudnick, Gary

Research Interests: Neurotransmitter recycling; Mechanism of membrane transport

Saltzman, W. Mark

Research Interests: Bio-compatible polymers, drug delivery systems

Santos, Laurie R

Research Interests: Primate Cognition

Santos-Sacchi, Joseph

Research Interests: Mammalian inner ear

Schwartz, Michael L

Research Interests: Mammalian cerebral cortex

Sestan, Nenad

Research Interests: Evolution and development of neuronal circuits of the human cerebral cortex

Shepherd, Gordon M

Research Interests: Neurons; Synapses; Nervous system

Sigworth, Frederick J.

Research Interests: Cell Physiology; Electron Microscopy; Electrophysiology; Ion Channel; Mathematical Model; Patch Clamp; Potassium Channel; Protein Structure; Sodium Channel; Voltage Gated Channel; Xenopus Oocyte

Small, Dana

Research Interests: Neurophysiology of feeding; Chemical senses; Neuroimaging; Dopamine; Addiction; Motivation; Psychophysics; Stress; Obesity

Strittmatter, Stephen M

Research Interests: Axon Guidance; Axon Regeneration; Spinal Cord Injury; Molecular Biology; Stroke; Neurodegenerative Disease; Alzheimer's Disease; Fronto-Temporal Dementia

Taylor, Jane Rebecca

Research Interests: Addiction; Depression; Learning; Memory; Animal Models; Plasticity; Signaling

Tomita, Susumu

Research Interests: Synaptic transmission; Brain; Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Immunocytochemistry; Gene-targeted animals; Electrophysiology

Vaccarino, Flora Maria

Research Interests: Neural stem cells; Cerebral cortex; Neuronal progenitors; Tyrosine kinase growth factors; Excitatory neurons; GABAergic neurons; Postmortem human brain; Induced pluripotent stem cells; Hypoxia

van Dyck, Christopher

Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; Healthy aging; Cognitive aging; Pharmacotherapy; Neuroimaging; Genetics

Verhagen, Justus Valentijn

Research Interests: flavor; retronasal smell; optical imaging; optogenetics; neural coding; taste;

Waxman, Stephen George

Research Interests: Axons; Electrophysiology; Genes; Ion Channels; Molecular Biology; Multiple Sclerosis; Pain Syndromes; Sodium Channels; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke

Xu, Tian

Research Interests: Genetic methodology; Cancer biology; Food and metabolism; Developmental mechanisms

Zenisek, David

Research Interests: Physiology and cell biology of the presynaptic terminal; Retinal Bipolar Neuron; Synaptic Terminal; Synaptic Ribbons; Vesicle Transport; Exocytosis; Endocytosis

Zhong, Weimin

Research Interests: asymmetric cell division; differentiation; neurogenesis; progenitor cell; self-renewal; stem cell

Zhou, Jiangbing

Research Interests: Nanomedicine; Brain cancer stem cells; Neurodegenerative disorders; Drug delivery; Gene therapy; Stem cell therapy; Personalized therapy

Zhou, Z. Jimmy

Research Interests: Physiology and development of the mammalian retina under normal and pathological conditions; Organization and function of retinal synapses and circuits