​Neurosciences Faculty

   
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  • Sarah D. Ackerman, PhD - Understanding how glia shape developmental and pathological plasticity
  • Gustav Akk, PhD - Function and modulation of transmitter-gated ion channels
  • Ream Al-Hasani, PhD - Understanding the endogenous opioid systems to defeat addiction, ameliorate affective disorders, and relieve chronic pain.
  • Hongyu An, DSc - Develop novel imaging methods to deepen our understanding on pathophysiology and improve clinical diagnosis and patient management
  • Beau Ances, MD, PhD - Characterization of Dementia (HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and Alzheimer`s Disease (AD) using functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD - Innate immunity and immune effector mechanisms in the retina; oxidative stress and cell death; models of developmental angiogenesis and neovascularization; inflammation and photoreceptor survival; macular degeneration
  • Ghazaleh Ashrafi, PhD - Uncovering novel regulators of glycolytic and mitochondrial metabolism at the synapse and their role in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Michael Simon Avidan, MBBCh - His research interests include intraoperative awareness, postoperative cognitive alteration, brain monitoring during surgery, and postoperative outcomes.
  • Martha W. Bagnall, PhD - Microcircuitry of sensory-motor transformations in the zebrafish
  • Dennis L. Barbour, MD, PhD - Sensation, perception and cognitive processing of sounds and speech
  • Deanna Barch, PhD - Neurobiological and Psychological Mechanisms of Cognitive and Emotional Control: Normative Function and Abnormalities in Psychiatric Disorders
  • Randall J. Bateman, MD - Alzheimer disease pathophysiology
  • Philip V. Bayly, PhD - The application of nonlinear dynamics and vibrations to mechanical and biomedical systems
  • Yehuda Ben-Shahar, PhD - Molecular, cellular, genetic and evolutionary mechanisms of behavior
  • Tammie L.S. Benzinger, MD, PhD - Novel neuroimaging approaches to study aging and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Janine D. Bijsterbosch, PhD - Computational neuroimaging to study the human connectome in health & disease
  • Kevin J. Black, MD - (1) Tourette syndrome neuroimaging; (2) Parkinson disease pharmacological imaging; (3) pharmacological activation neuroimaging
  • Ryan Bogdan, PhD - How genetic variation and environmental experience contribute to individual differences in brain function, behavior, and psychopathology
  • Todd Braver, PhD - Studies of cognitive (executive) control and prefrontal cortex function using cognitive neuroscience methods (fMRI, computational, behavioral, clinical)
  • Jonathan R. Brestoff, MD, PhD, MPH - Understanding how immune cells and metabolic organs interact to maintain normal metabolism and to support adaptation to physiologic challenges
  • Paul C. Bridgman, PhD - Cell biology of developing nerve and muscle cells
  • Peter Brunner, PhD - Understanding the large-scale cortical electrophysiology that governs uniquely human behavior and cognition
  • Andreas H. Burkhalter, PhD - Structure and physiology of neuronal circuits in mouse visual cortex
  • Harold Burton, PhD - Neuroimaging studies of adaptive plasticity in people with sensory deficits
  • Meghan Campbell, PhD - Focusing on the Neuropsychology of Movement Disorders, particularly Parkinson disease, by combining the principles and methods of cognitive and clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging
  • Yu-Qing Cao, PhD - genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying episodic and chronic migraine
  • Bruce A. Carlson, PhD - Sensory and Evolutionary Neuroscience
  • Alex Carter, MD, PhD - Network plasticity as it pertains to neurorehabilitation, particularly in recovery from stroke
  • Daniel Castro, PhD - Understanding the role of endogenous opioids in affective neuroscience and metabolic homeostasis
  • Valeria Cavalli, PhD - Cellular, Molecular and Epigenetic control of axon regeneration
  • Shantanu Chakrabartty, PhD - Exploring neuromorphic architectures using silicon and biological neurons; Novel self-powered neural recording systems
  • Baron Chanda, PhD - Mechanisms and Design Principles of Ion Channel Function and Gating
  • Tao Che, PhD - Characterizing and dissecting the molecular mechanisms of opioid receptor signaling
  • Hong Chen, PhD - Combines biology, engineering, and medicine to develop ultrasound techniques for noninvasive, targeted, and personalized brain cancer treatment
  • Shiming Chen, PhD - Molecular mechanisms regulating photoreceptor gene expression in healthy and diseased retinas
  • Yao Chen, PhD - Understanding the function of neuromodulators and sleep through the spatiotemporal dynamics of molecular signals
  • Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD - affective touch, itch, pain, GPCR and prosocial behavior
  • Wayland W. L. Cheng, MD, PhD - I am interested in the structure and function of neuronal ligand-gated ion channels, and the mechanism of channel modulation by endogenous lipids or exogenous drugs such as general anesthetics.
  • ShiNung Ching, PhD - The interface between systems and control engineering, neuroscience and neural medicine
  • John R. Cirrito, PhD - Relationship between synaptic activtity and amyloid-beta metabolism in Alzheimer`s disease
  • Brian Clark, PhD - Analysis of the temporally regulated program of retinal cell type specification.
  • Jonathan Cooper, PhD - Disease mechanisms and treatments for inherited childhood neurodegeneration
  • Bryan Copits, PhD - We study how different types of neurons encoding somatosensory modalities are assembled into functional circuits in both humans and model organisms.
  • Maurizio Corbetta, MD - Cortical mechanisms of attention and neural communication; neurological mechanisms of functional recovery after brain injury
  • Joseph C. Corbo, MD, PhD - (1) transcriptional networks in the retina; (2) the mechanistic basis of color vision; (3) the cis-regulatory basis of human uniqueness and neuropsychiatric disease
  • Meaghan Creed, PhD - Leveraging synaptic physiology to treat addiction and affective symptoms of pain
  • Carlos Cruchaga, PhD - The goal of my lab is to understand the biology of neurodegeneration by using high-dimensional omic data and functional genomic approaches.
  • Jianmin Cui, PhD - Molecular basis of bioelectricity and related diseases in nervous and cardiovascular systems; ion channel function and modulation; discovery of drugs that target ion channels
  • Joseph P. Culver, PhD - Non-invasive optical measurements for both functional- and molecular- biological imaging
  • Gus Davis, MD, PhD - Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of protein aggregation and neurodegeneration in Parkinson disease and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD - Neural circuits in development and disease
  • Ian G. Dobbins, PhD - Interaction of Episodic Memory and Decision-Making Using fMRI and behavioral methods
  • Nico U.F. Dosenbach, MD, PhD - Functional network plasticity in development and brain injury
  • Joseph D. Dougherty, PhD - Human Psychiatric Genetics, Mouse Models, Cell Type Specific Gene Expression Profiling, Translation, Astrocytes.
  • Gammon M. Earhart, PhD, PT - Movement and Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Gabor Egervari, PhD - We aim to understand how metabolism influences epigenetics, gene expression and behavior, particularly in the context of substance use disorders and neurodegeneration
  • Adam T. Eggebrecht, PhD - Developing novel tools that extend mapping of brain function beyond current limitations
  • Alex S. Evers, MD - Molecular mechanisms of anesthetic action - Proteomics of GABAA receptors
  • Tom P. Franken, MD, PhD - Understanding how the primate brain processes sensory information to perceive the world as an organized collection of objects
  • Harrison W. Gabel, PhD - Exploration of functions for neuron-specific regulators of gene expression, leveraging genes and mechanisms implicated in human neurologic disease to point us toward critical pathways in the brain.
  • Gilbert Gallardo, PhD - Understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate reactive astrocytes and their neurotoxicity in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, by utilizing a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular models of inflammation and mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Stefanie Geisler, MD - Elucidating and understanding molecular mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration in neuropathies
  • Robert W. Gereau, PhD - Cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic pain, preclinical and translational research
  • Geoffrey J. Goodhill, PhD - Understanding the computational principles that underly brain development, using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches
  • Brian A. Gordon, PhD - Neuroimaging to better understand the brain in vivo
  • Evan Gordon, PhD - I use MRI in humans to understand the network organization of the brain in health and disease
  • Manu S. Goyal, MD, MSc - Integrated advanced imaging approach to studying human brain aging
  • David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD - Leveraging neurogenetic disorders to study normal brain development, cancer, and autism
  • Gabriel Haller, PhD - Genetic underpinnings of neurological/neurosurgical disorders
  • Edward B. Han, PhD - Learning-related hippocampal network activation
  • Simon Haroutounian, PhD, MSc - Dr. Haroutounian studies neuropathic pain with a focus on determining individual predictors of treatment response to analgesic pharmacotherapy.
  • Denise Head, PhD - Cognitive neuroscience of aging
  • Keith B. Hengen, PhD - We take a "big data" approach to understanding the self-organization of neurons and networks in behaving animals.
  • Tamara Hershey, PhD - Clinical neuroscience of diabetes and related diseases
  • Erik D. Herzog, PhD - Molecular, cellular and circuit analysis of circadian rhythms in mammals
  • Keiko Hirose, MD - Innate immunity in the inner ear
  • Didier Hodzic, PhD - Role of LINC complexes (Linkers of the Nucleoskeleton to the Cytoskeleton) in nucleokinesis and neuronal migration
  • David M. Holtzman, MD - Cellular and Molecular studies of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Timothy E. Holy, PhD - Sensory processing and plasticity (olfaction), large-population calcium imaging, computation, social communication
  • Hongzhen Hu, PhD - Neuroimmune mechanisms of sensory processing at barrier surfaces
  • James E. Huettner, PhD - Glutamate receptors, synaptic transmission and stem cell differentiation
  • Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD - Understanding the molecular mechanism of aging and longevity in mammals
  • Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD - Precision medicine through metabolism-based imaging and therapy: from laboratory to clinical translation
  • Meredith E. Jackrel, PhD - Protein folding and misfolding, and the engineering and application of protein disaggregases to reverse misfolding
  • Mark Jacquin, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of mammalian sensory system development, plasticity and repair
  • Sheng Chih (Peter) Jin, PhD - We use human genetic, functional genomic, and bioinformatic approaches to understand the consequence of genetic variants underlying diseases
  • Celeste M. Karch, PhD - Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying tauopathies
  • Adam Kepecs, PhD - Reverse engineer the computational and neurobiological processes underlying cognition and decision-making and apply these insights to biological psychiatry
  • Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD - Visual system neuroscience and vision restoration
  • Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD - Genetic and epigenetic changes that drive malignant behavior in brain tumors
  • Jonathan Kipnis, PhD - We study complex interactions between the immune and nervous systems in health and disease
  • Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD - Cellular and molecular studies of viral and autoimmune encephalitides
  • Vitaly A. Klyachko, PhD - Synaptic function and plasticity, neural computations, neurodevelopmental diseases
  • Paul T. Kotzbauer, MD, PhD - Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson`s disease and related disorders
  • Alexxai V. Kravitz, PhD - The study of basal ganglia circuits and how their function changes in disease states such as obesity, addiction, and anxiety disorders
  • Geraldine J. Kress, PhD - circadian system influence on the limbic system during Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis and aging
  • Kristen L. Kroll, PhD - Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of neural development and its dysregulation to cause neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD - Understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal trauma and neurodegeneration during and following acute brain injury
  • Eric Landsness, MD, PhD - Understanding how sleep modulates stroke recovery and to discover new sleep-focused treatments
  • Catherine E. Lang, PT, PhD - Movement control to advance rehabilitation outcomes
   
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