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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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

Brain; Cerebral Cortex; Child Development; Nervous System; Synaptic Transmission; Neuronal Plasticity; Neurosciences; Visual Cortex

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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 and Neuroscience

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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