Secondary Faculty

  • 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
  • Hal Blumenfeld

    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
  • William Cafferty

    Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Brain Diseases; Demyelinating Diseases; Pain; Spinal Cord Injuries; Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Steve Chang

    Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Amygdala; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Social Behavior; Prefrontal Cortex; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Marvin M Chun

    Dean of Yale College, Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Attention; Decision Making; Memory; Neurobiology; Perception; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Kelly Cosgrove

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

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Brain; Opioid-Related Disorders; Neurobiology; Nicotine; Radiology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Neuroimaging; alpha7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Jonathan Demb

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Adaptation, Physiological; Neurophysiology; Retinal Ganglion Cells; Synapses; Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells; Retinal Bipolar Cells
  • Sabrina Diano

    Richard Sackler Family Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Endocrine System; Nervous System; Diseases
  • Marcelo Dietrich

    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
  • Ralph DiLeone

    Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Feeding and Eating Disorders; Ethology; Neurobiology; Obesity; Psychiatry; Substance Abuse Detection; Natural History; Animal Nutrition Sciences
  • George Dragoi

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Behavior, Animal; Cognition; Electrophysiology; Hippocampus; Learning; Neuronal Plasticity; Spatial Behavior; Spatial Memory; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Ronald Duman

    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
  • Joel Gelernter

    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
  • Jason Gerrard

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience; Chief, Functional Neurosurgery; Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

    Research Interests
    Anatomy; Information Science; Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
  • Jaime Grutzendler

    Dr. Harry M. Zimmerman and Dr. Nicholas and Viola Spinelli Professor of Neurology and 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
  • Murat Gunel

    Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgery, Yale New Haven Health System; Chair, Perioperative Executive Leadership Committee; Director, Residency Program; Member, National Academy of Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

    Research Interests
    Aneurysm; Brain; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System
  • Joy Hirsch

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

    Research Interests
    Neurosciences
  • Ellen J. Hoffman

    Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Autistic Disorder; Child Psychiatry; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Neurosciences; Pharmacology; Zebrafish; Translational Medical Research
  • Tamas Horvath

    Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neuroscience and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine; Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

    Research Interests
    Neuroendocrinology; Obesity; Physiology
  • Monika P. Jadi

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Autistic Disorder; Cerebral Cortex; Dendrites; Electrophysiology; Interneurons; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Schizophrenia; Models, Statistical; Computational Biology
  • Elizabeth Jonas

    Professor of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology) and Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Endocrinology; Mitochondria; Nervous System; Synaptic Transmission; Neurobiology; Apoptosis
  • Jeffery Kocsis

    Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience; 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
  • Anthony Koleske

    Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Biochemistry; Biophysics; Molecular Biology; Morphogenesis; Schizophrenia; Stress, Physiological
  • John Krystal

    Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and 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

    Research Interests
    Alcoholism; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans; Neuroimaging
  • Alex Kwan

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Decision Making; Depressive Disorder; Electrophysiology; Microscopy, Fluorescence; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Executive Function
  • Robert LaMotte

    Professor of Anesthesiology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Anesthesiology; Nervous System; Neurochemistry; Neurons; Neurophysiology; Pain; Nociceptive Pain
  • Csaba Leranth

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

    Research Interests
    Anatomy; Endocrine System; Gynecology; Nervous System; Neurobiology
  • Ifat Levy

    Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Basal Ganglia; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Central Nervous System; Cerebral Cortex
  • Chiang-Shan Ray Li

    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; Therapeutics; Behavior Control; Research Subjects; Drug Users; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Paul Lombroso

    Professor Emeritus in the Child Study Center; 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
  • Angeliki Louvi

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Brain; Microcephaly; Morphogenesis; Nervous System Diseases; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System; CADASIL; Diseases
  • John D Murray

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, of Neuroscience and of Physics

    Research Interests
    Cognition; Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Interneurons; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Computational Biology; Functional Neuroimaging
  • Michael Nitabach

    Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, of Genetics and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Behavior, Animal; Decision Making; Genetics; Ion Channels; Neuropeptides; Neurophysiology; Neurotoxins; Physiology
  • James Noonan

    Associate Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Biological Evolution; Embryonic and Fetal Development; Genetics; Genomics; Epigenomics; Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Godfrey Pearlson

    Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Genotype; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurobiology; Phenotype; Psychiatry; Psychotic Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Endophenotypes
  • Marina Picciotto

    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; Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Alcohol Drinking; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Nervous System Diseases; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Nicotine; Pharmacology
  • Vincent Pieribone

    Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience; Director, The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Inc.; Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory

    Research Interests
    Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Cnidaria; Drug Therapy; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Optics and Photonics
  • Marc Potenza

    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; Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders; Neurobiology; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Joseph Santos-Sacchi

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

    Research Interests
    Hair Cells, Auditory; Ear, Inner; Neurosciences; Otolaryngology; Physiology
  • Hyojung Seo

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Behavior, Animal; Learning; Memory; Neurophysiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex
  • Rajita Sinha

    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
  • Jane Taylor

    Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, of Psychology and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Behavior; Mental Disorders; Motivation; Neurobehavioral Manifestations
  • Flora Vaccarino

    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
  • Christopher Van Dyck

    Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience; Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit; Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Director, Division of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry

    Research Interests
    Aging; Alzheimer Disease; Drug Therapy; Genetics; Neurobiology; Neurology; Psychiatry; Positron-Emission Tomography; Neuroimaging
  • Stephen Waxman

    Bridget M. Flaherty Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

    Research Interests
    Axons; Electrophysiology; Ion Channels; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology; Neurosciences; Sodium Channels; Stroke
  • David Zenisek

    Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology, of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and of Neuroscience

    Research Interests
    Cell Biology; Endocytosis; Exocytosis; Ophthalmology; Physiology; Presynaptic Terminals; Retinal Bipolar Cells
  • Z. Jimmy Zhou

    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