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Faculty Member, Department Research Interest
Richard Abrams
Psychology
Visual attention and movement mechanisms
C. Joseph Ackerman
Chemistry
Biophysical determinants of the CNS magnetic resonance signal

Gustav Akk

Anesthesiology

Function and modulation of transmitter-gated ion channels
C. Robert Almli
Occupational Therapy
Neural-behavioral interactions in development and injury

Beau Ances

Neurology

Characterization of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
Nancy Baenziger
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Regulation of receptor systems in Alzheimer's disease
David Balota
Psychology
Cognitive breakdowns in senile dementia in Alzheimer's
Dennis Barbour
Biomedical Engineering
Sensory neocortex circuitry
Deanna Barch
Psychology
Cognition, emotion & brain function
Randall Bateman
Neurology
In vivo metabolism of Abeta in Alzheimer's disease
Kevin Black
Psychiatry
Psychiatric movement disorders

Pablo Blazquez

Otolaryngology

Function of the cerebellar-brainstem loop in motor control, spatial orientation and motor learning
Ken Blumer
Cell Biology & Physiology
Signal transduction in cardiovascular, nervous and visual systems
Barbara Bohne
Otolaryngology
Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the inner ear

Azad Bonni

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Regulation of neuronal connectivity in brain development and disease
Walter Boyle
Anesthesiology
Modulation of smooth muscle contraction
Todd Braver
Psychology
Cognitive control, prefrontal cortex, neuroimaging
Paul Bridgman
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Cell biology of developing nerve and muscle cells.

David Brody

Neurology

Experimental andtranslational research on traumatic brain injury

Michael Bruchas

Anesthesiology

Signal transduction and behavior in pain and neuropsychiatric disorders
Guojun Bu
Pediatrics
Alzheimer's disease, ApoE, APP, Abeta, LRP, endocytosis, receptor sorting
Virginia Buckles
Neurology
Aging and dementing diseases
Andreas Burkhalter
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Structure and function of cortical circuits
Harold Burton
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Adaptive plasticity in blindness
Yu-Qing Cao
Anesthesiology
Voltage-gated calcium channel and migraine headache
Valeria Cavalli
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Axonal transport and nerve regeneration
Zhou-Feng Chen
Anesthesiology
Pain modulation; molecular mechanisms of dorsal spinal cord development
Shiming Chen
Ophthalmology
Development and maintenance of rod and cone photoreceptor cells

John Cirrito

Neurology

Relationship between synaptic activity and amyloid-beta metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease
John Clark
Physics
Properties of biological and artificial neural networks
David Clifford
Neurology
Epilepsy, Parkinson's and other neurologic disease
Anne Connolly
Neurology
Inherited and acquired neurologic disease in children
John Constantino
Neurology
Longitudinal genetic studies of social development
Maurizio Corbetta
Neurology
Neural basis of cognition in vision and attention
Joseph Corbo
Pathology
Photoreceptor transcriptional networks
Douglas Covey
Developmental Biology
Medicinal chemistry of steroids
Anne Cross
Neurology
Pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis
Michael Crowder
Anesthesiology
Hypoxia-induced cell death, anesthetic mechanisms

Carlos Cruchaga

Psychiatry

Next-generation sequencing technology to identify novel genetic variants implicated in neurodegeneration
Ralph Dacey
Neurosurgery
Cellular physiology of cerebral microvasculature
Colin Derdeyn
Radiology
Cerebrovascular disease, hemodynamics, stroke
Aaron DiAntonio
Developmental Biology
Genetic analysis of synapse formation, growth, and plasticity

Joseph Dougherty

Genetics

Searching for perturbations in genes and cell types responsible for brain disorders in humans, and testing in mice
Gammon Earhart
Physical Therapy
Parkinson's; control of locomotion, sensorimotor adaptation
Alex Evers
Anesthesiology
Molecular mechanisms through which anesthetics act to depress nervous system function
Nuri Farber
Psychiatry
Neurodegeneration, neurotoxicity, apoptosis schizophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, mental retardation
Stanley Finger
Psychology
History of Neuroscience
Simon Fisher
Medicine
Nutritional and hormonal brain signaling in pathogenesis of obesity, diabetes
James Galvin
Neurology
Alzheimer's disease and dementia
N. Gautam
Anesthesiology
Optical control of cell behavior
Robert Gereau
Anesthesiology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain
Jeffrey Gidday
Neurosurgery
Vascular and neuronal protection against CNS injury

Didier Hodzic

Cell BIology & Physiology

Role of LINC complexes (Linkers of the Nucleoskeleton to the Cytoskeleton) in nucleokinesis and neuronal migration

Keiko Hirose

Otolaryngology

Innate immunity in the inner ear and its influence on inner ear fluid homeostasis and hair cell degeneration

Timothy Holy

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Sensory processing, pheromones, optical methods in neuroscience
Vladimir Kefalov
Ophthalmology
Photoreceptor neurobiology and retinal degeneration

Daniel Kerschensteiner

Ophthalmology

Information processing and circuit assembly in the mammalian retina

Albert H. Kim

Neurological Surgery

Common signaling pathways in brain development and malignant brain tumors
Robyn Klein
Medicine
Regulation of neuroinflammation

Vitaly Klyachko

Cell Biology & Physiology

Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release at individual synapses; roles of presynaptic processes in synaptic plasticity and information processing
Raphael Kopan
Developmental Biology
Cell fate determination in mammalian system with focus on Notch mediated signal transduction.
Paul Kotzbauer
Neurology
Parkinson's disease and related disorders
Kristin Kroll
Developmental Biology
Neurogenesis in vertebrate embryos
Chris Lingle, Anesthesiology Ion channel structure and function
Peter Lukasiewicz
Ophthalmology
Synaptic   Function;   Retinal Physiology
Steven Mennerick
Psychiatry
Glutamate and GABA synaptic transmission
Jeffrey Milbrandt
Pathology
Neuropathy and neurodegenerative disease
Stanley Misler
Medicine
Stimulus-secretion coupling in endocrine cells and neurons
Stephen Moerlein
Radiology
Physiology & pathophysiology using radiopharmaceutical probes

Kelly Monk

Developmental Biology

Molecular and genetic mechanisms of myelination, myelin maintenance, and remyelination

Ilya Monosov

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Neuronal basis of voluntary behavior
Daniel Moran
Biomedical Engineering
Voluntary motor control
John Morris
Neurology
Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative disorders
Jeff Neil
Neurology
Image analysis
Jeanne Nerbonne
Developmental Biology
Molecular basis of voltage-gated K+ channel diversity and functioning
Colin Nichols
Cell Biology & Physiology
Molecular regulation and physiological role of potassium channels
Bruce Nock
Psychiatry
Opiate abuse and stress
Michael Nonet
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Synaptic development
Karen O'Malley
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Specification, regulation, and neurodegeneration of dopaminergic and glutamatergic system
John Olney
Psychiatry
Excitatory transmitters in nervous system disease
David Ornitz
Developmental Biology
Role of intracellular FGFs in neuronal activation

Camillo Padoa-Schioppa

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Neuronal mechanisms of economic choice and decision making
T.S. Park
Neurosurgery
Neutrophil-mediated ischemic brain injury.
Joel Perlmutter
Neurology
Basal ganglia in movement disorders
Steven Petersen
Neurology
fMRI studies of attention, language, learning and memory
Joseph Price
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Neuroanatomy of prefrontal and temporal cortex
Marcus Raichle
Radiology
PET and fMRI for in vivo study in the central nervous system
Henry Roediger
Psychology
Learning and memory in humans

Barani Raman

Biomedical Engineering

Systems analysis of neural information processing; bio-inspired sensors and algorithms
Keith Rich
Neurosurgery
Apoptosis in human brain tumors
Eugene Rubin
Psychiatry
Psychopathology of dementia in Alzheimer's
Joshua Rubin
Pediatrics
Basis of CXCL12 actions in development and cancer
Lawrence Salkoff
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Ion channel function in physiology and behavior

Mark Sands

Internal Medicine

Pathophysiology and novel therapies for lysosomal storage diseases
Bradley Schlaggar
Neurology
Differences in patterns of brain activation using fMRI

Alan Schwartz

Pediatrics

Molecular biology of cell surface receptor structure and function
Paul Shaw
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Molecular pathways relevant to sleep
Yvette Sheline
Psychiatry
Characterizing limbic structures using MRI and PET
Lawrence Snyder
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Transforming sensory signals into motor plans
Mitchell Sommers
Psychology
Hearing and speech perception in Alzheimer's
Paul Stein
Biology
Sensorimotor integration in the turtle spinal cord
Joe Henry Steinbach
Anesthesiology
Function and regulation of transmitter-gated membrane channels
Gina Story
Anesthesiology
Molecular basis of detection of pain stimuli
Nobuo Suga
Biology
Auditory system of the bat
Paul Taghert
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Circadian physiology and neuronal development
Liu Lin Thio
Neurology
Cortical inhibitory glycine receptor (GlyR) and the ketogenic diet in epilepsy
Kurt Thoroughman
Biomedical Engineering
Psychophysical and computational investigation of human motor control and learning
Lawrence Tychsen
Ophthalmology
Development of binocular vision and eye movements in primates.
David Van Essen
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Primate cerebral cortex: structure, function, connectivity, development, and evolution
Tom Videen
Neurology
Brain injury and disease using PET, MRI and CT
Mark Warchol
Otolaryngology
Sensory development and regeneration

Conrad C. Weihl

Neurology

Autophagy and the ubiquitin proteasome system
Ralf Wessel
Biology
Synaptic, dendritic, and circuit mechanisms in signal-processing
Desiree White
Psychology
Prefrontal brain damage in learning and memory
Robert Wilkinson
Cell Biology & Physiology
Determinants of synaptic strength
Michael Wong
Neurology
Pathophysiology of epilepsy
Thomas Woolsey
Neurosurgery
CNS structure, function, development and disease

Gregory Wu

Neurology

Inflammation and autoimmunity of the central nervous system
Dmitriy Yablonskiy
Radiology
Development of new MRI techniques for quantitation of biological tissue structure and functioning
Kelvin Yamada
Neurology
Synaptic transmission at central nervous system synapses

Andrew Yoo

Developmental Biology

Direct reprogramming of cell fates using microRNAs and neural factors
Jeff Zacks
Psychology
Higher perception and cognition
Charles Zorumski
Psychiatry
Modulation of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission.


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