Chairman

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Pietro De Camilli, MD

John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Research Interests

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Cell Membrane
  • Cell Biology
  • Endocytosis
  • Neurosciences
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Synapses
  • Lipid Metabolism

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Faculty

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Amy F. T. Arnsten, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University

Research Interests

Aging; Alzheimer Disease; Behavioral Sciences; Psychology, Child; Mental Health; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Prefrontal Cortex; Cognitive Science

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Charles Joseph Bruce, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cerebral Cortex; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Sensorimotor Cortex

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Jessica A Cardin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cerebral Cortex; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Interneurons; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Schizophrenia

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Sreeganga S Chandra, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Associate Professor of MCDB

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Neurology; Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses; Parkinson Disease; Synapses; Receptors, Presynaptic; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Behavior; Brain; Cell Biology; Neurons

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Michael C Crair, PhD

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

Deputy Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Director, Graduate Studies in Neuroscience

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Eye; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Ophthalmology; Somatosensory Cortex; Synapses; Visual Cortex; Visual Pathways

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Elena Gracheva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Biological Phenomena; Cell Physiological Phenomena; Nervous System; Physiology, Comparative

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Marc Hammarlund, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Axons; Brain; Genetics; Neuronal Plasticity; Caenorhabditis elegans

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Michael J Higley, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

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

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Dendrites; Electrophysiology; Neurobiology; Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton

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Daeyeol Lee, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Research Interests

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

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Janghoo Lim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience

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

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Neuromuscular Diseases; Motor Neuron Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Spinocerebellar Ataxias

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Jamie A. Mazer, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Research Interests

Attention; Behavior; Cognition; Ethology; Models, Neurological; Neurosciences

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David A. McCormick, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology

Vice Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

Research Interests

Attention; Axons; Brain; Memory; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Synapses

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Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurology; Apoptosis; Cell Proliferation

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Michael L Schwartz, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Medical Studies in Neurobiology

Associate Dean for Curriculum, YMS

Research Interests

Hypoxia, Brain; Cerebral Cortex; Education, Medical; Neurobiology; Neurosciences

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Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD

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

Executive Director, Genome Editing Center

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Gordon M Shepherd, MD, DPhil

Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Anatomy; Dendrites; Information Science; Interneurons; Nervous System; Neurons; Synapses; Pyramidal Cells; Dendritic Spines; Organisms; Phenomena and Processes

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Stephen M Strittmatter, MD, PhD

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Director, Memory Disorders Clinic

Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Axons; Dementia; Spinal Cord Injuries; Motor Neuron Disease; Regenerative Medicine

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Susumu Tomita, PhD

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Brain; Electrophysiology; Molecular Biology; Synaptic Transmission; Physiology

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Justus Valentijn Verhagen, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Associate Fellow, The John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests

Neural Pathways; Neurobiology; Smell; Taste; Optical Imaging; Optogenetics

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Xiao-Jing Wang, PhD

Visiting Professor of Neuroscience

Visiting Professor

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Secondary Faculty

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Meenakshi Alreja, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Director, Minority Recruitment, Psychiatry Department

Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Psychiatry Department

Research Interests

Acetylcholine; Electrophysiology; Glutamates; Interneurons; Memory; Neurobiology; Nicotine; Psychiatry; Puberty; Signal Transduction; Prefrontal Cortex; Kisspeptins

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Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD

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

Director, Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC)

Research Interests

Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Behavioral Research; Neuroimaging

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Steve Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Amygdala; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Social Behavior; Prefrontal Cortex; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Bo Chen

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neuroscience

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Marvin M Chun, PhD

Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Attention; Decision Making; Memory; Neurobiology; Perception; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Kelly P Cosgrove, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Brain; Neurobiology; Nicotine; Radiology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Neuroimaging; alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Nihal C. DeLanerolle, DPhil, DSc

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Brain; Epilepsy; Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Seizures; Trauma, Nervous System

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Sabrina Diano, PhD

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

Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Research Interests

Endocrine System; Nervous System; Diseases

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Marcelo de Oliveira Dietrich, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Animals; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Hypothalamus; Mental Health; Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Obesity; Synapses

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Ralph Joseph DiLeone, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Eating Disorders; Ethology; Neurobiology; Obesity; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection; Natural History; Animal Nutrition Sciences

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George Dragoi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Behavior, Animal; Cognition; Learning; Spatial Behavior; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Ronald Stanton Duman, PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience

Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities

Research Interests

Antidepressive Agents; Depression; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Stress, Psychological; Signal Transduction; Gene Expression

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Joel Gelernter, MD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Director, Division of Human Genetics (Psychiatry)

Research Interests

Affective Disorders, Psychotic; Alcoholism; Anxiety Disorders; China; Genetics; Genetics, Population; Israel; Polymorphism, Genetic; Psychiatry; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Thailand; Global Health; Substance-Related Disorders

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Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Section Chief, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Research Interests

Anatomy; Information Science; Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

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Charles A Greer, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Co Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery

Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neuroglia; Neurons; Nose; Gene Expression Profiling

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Jaime Grutzendler, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience

Director, Center for Experimental Neuroimaging

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Astrocytes; Axons; Blood-Brain Barrier; Capillaries; Cerebrovascular Circulation; Microscopy; Nerve Fibers, Myelinated; Neuronal Plasticity; Regional Blood Flow; Microglia; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Pericytes

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Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

Director, Neurovascular Surgery

Research Interests

Aneurysm; Brain; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System

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Joy Hirsch, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neuroscience and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine

Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology; Obesity; Physiology

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Elizabeth A Jonas, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Endocrinology; Mitochondria; Nervous System; Synaptic Transmission; Neurobiology; Apoptosis

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In-Jung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Human Development; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Ophthalmology; Vision, Ocular

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Jeffery Donald Kocsis, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Director , Postdoctoral Studies

Associate Director, Yale Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Senior Medical Research Career Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Ion Channels; Nerve Regeneration; Neurology; Neurosciences; Spinal Cord; Spinal Cord Injuries; Veterans; Cell Transplantation

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Anthony J Koleske, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Morphogenesis; Schizophrenia; Stress, Physiological

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John H. Krystal, MD

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Director, VA Alcohol Research Center

Medical Director, Schizophrenia Biological Research Center, DVA

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans; Neuroimaging

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Alex Kwan

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cerebral Cortex; Decision Making; Depression; Electrophysiology; Memory; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton; Executive Function; Optogenetics

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Robert H LaMotte, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Anesthesiology; Nervous System; Neurochemistry; Neurons; Neurophysiology; Pain; Electrophysiological Processes; Nociceptive Pain

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Csaba Leranth, MD, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Anatomy; Endocrine System; Gynecology; Nervous System; Neurobiology

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Ifat Levy, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Basal Ganglia; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Central Nervous System; Cerebral Cortex

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Chiang-Shan Ray Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alcohols; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Biological Therapy; Central Nervous System; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Therapeutics; Behavior Control; Research Subjects; Drug Users; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Paul J Lombroso, MD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychiatry

Director, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology

Research Interests

Adolescent Psychiatry; Alzheimer Disease; Child Psychiatry; Fragile X Syndrome; Neuropharmacology; Neurosciences; Parkinson Disease; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases, Non-Receptor

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Angeliki Louvi, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Research Interests

Brain; Microcephaly; Morphogenesis; Nervous System Diseases; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System; CADASIL; Diseases

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Dhasakumar S. Navaratnam, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Postural Balance; Hearing; Neurobiology; Neurology; Neurosciences

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Godfrey D Pearlson, MA, MBBS

Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Genotype; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Phenotype; Psychiatry; Psychotic Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Endophenotypes

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Marina Picciotto, PhD

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Child Psychiatry; Nervous System Diseases; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Nicotine; Pharmacology

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Vincent Allen Pieribone, PhD, BA

Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Cnidaria; Drug Therapy; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Optics and Photonics

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Marc N Potenza, PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research

Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders

Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Gambling; Impulse Control Disorders; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Joseph Santos-Sacchi, PhD

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology), of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Hair Cells, Auditory; Ear, Inner; Neurosciences; Otolaryngology; Physiology

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Rajita Sinha, PhD

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center

Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry

Co-director of Education, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Chronic Disease; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Relaxation; Stress, Psychological; Substance-Related Disorders

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Flora Maria Vaccarino, MD

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center

Professor in the Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Central Nervous System Diseases; Mice, Inbred Strains; Mice, Transgenic; Neuroanatomy; Neurosciences; Patients; Regeneration; Developmental Biology; Living Donors; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Christopher H Van Dyck, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Director, Yale Alzheime's Disease Research Center

Director, Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

Research Interests

Aging; Alzheimer Disease; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neurology; Psychiatry; Neuroimaging

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Stephen George Waxman, MD, PhD

Bridget M. Flaherty Professor of Neurology

Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Research Interests

Axons; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology; Neurosciences; Sodium Channels; Stroke

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Z. Jimmy Zhou, PhD

Marvin L. Sears Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Professor of Neuroscience

Vice Chairman and Director of Research, Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Research Interests

Neurobiology; Ophthalmology; Physiology; Retina; Retinal Diseases

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