Faculty

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Pasko Rakic

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Department Chair, Neurobiology

Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Amy F. T. Arnsten

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University

Biography

Dr. Arnsten was raised in Maplewood, N.J. where she attended Columbia High School. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1976, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSD in 1981. She did post-doctoral research with Dr. Susan Iversen at Cambridge University, and with Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic at Yale. Dr. Arnsten's research has led to the development of guanfacine (IntunivTM) for the treatment of ADHD and related prefrontal cortical disorders. Her work has also uncovered...

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Neurosciences

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Charles Joseph Bruce

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

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Jessica A Cardin

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

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Michael C Crair

William Ziegler III Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Graduate Studies

Biography

Michael C. Crair is the William Ziegler III Professor of Vision Research at Yale University and director of the Vision Core Program in the Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and director of graduate studies for the Neurobiology Graduate Program. From 1998 to 2006, Crair taught at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also the co-director of the Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program. A graduate of the University of California at...

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Neurosciences

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Michael J Higley

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Primary Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Biography

Dr. Higley studied behavioral neuroscience at Cornell University. He then completed his MD and PhD in the MSTP Program and the laboratory of Dr. Diego Contreras at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his scientific training as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Bernardo Sabatini at Harvard Medical School and joined the faculty of the Yale Department of Neurobiology in 2010.

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Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Daeyeol Lee

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Biography

Daeyeol Lee is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at Yale University and the director of Yale laboratory of cognition and decision making. Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seoul National University in Korea and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then received a postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of Minnesota. His current research focuses on the brain mechanisms of decision making, in particular...

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Research Interests

Appetitive Behavior; Basal Ganglia; Behavior, Animal; Impulsive Behavior; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Parietal Lobe; Risk-Taking; Prefrontal Cortex

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Jamie A. Mazer

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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David A. McCormick

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Psychology

Vice Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Biography

B.A., B.S. 1979 Mathematics and Psychology from Purdue University
Ph.D. 1983 from Stanford University
Faculty, Yale University School of Medicine 1987 to present.

Interests: Cellular mechanisms by which the cerebral cortex operates, both normally and abnormally, using a variety of electrophysiological and advanced imaging techniques.

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Michael L Schwartz

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Director, Medical Studies in Neurobiology

Associate Dean for Curriculum, YMS

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Nenad Sestan

Professor of Neurobiology, of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry

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Meenakshi Alreja

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology

Director, Minority Recruitment, Psychiatry Department

Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Psychiatry Department

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Hal Blumenfeld

Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology and of Neurosurgery

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

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Steve W. C. Chang

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neurobiology

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Bo Chen

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neurobiology

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Marvin M Chun

Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology

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Kelly P Cosgrove

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, of Diagnostic Radiology and of Neurobiology

Research Interests

Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Pietro De Camilli

John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Research Interests

Animals, Laboratory; Mental Disorders; Nervous System Diseases; Organisms, Genetically Modified

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Nihal C. DeLanerolle

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology

Research Interests

Epilepsy; Nervous System; Trauma, Nervous System

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Sabrina Diano

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neurobiology

Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Research Interests

Endocrine System; Nervous System; Diseases

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Marcelo de Oliveira Dietrich

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neurobiology

Research Interests

Animals; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Mental Health; Nervous System; Synapses