Research Faculty

Stephen B. Abbott

Neurobiology of the autonomic nervous system and the homeostatic control of breathing

Douglas A. Bayliss

Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

Mark P. Beenhakker

Circuit mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy

Edward H. Bertram

Various aspects of epilepsy using anatomy and in vivo and in vitro physiology

Sanchita Bhatnagar

Epigenetic Silencing Mechanisms: Implications in Breast Cancer and Rett Syndrome

George S. Bloom

Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

John Campbell

Neurobiology of appetite, digestion, and metabolism

J.C. Cang

Organization, function and development of the mammalian visual system

James A. Coan

Neuroscience of emotional expression and individual emotion-regulation capabilities

Barry G. Condron

Regulation and function of serotonergic neurons during development

Jessica J. Connelly

Epigenetic mechanisms involved in complex human disease

Jeffrey T. Corwin

Regeneration and developmental biology of the hearing and balance organs in the vertebrate ear

Carl E. Creutz

Calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins and mechanisms of exocytosis

Christopher Deppmann

Elucidating and understanding the mechanism underlying nervous system development

Thomas Jason Druzgal

Using resting state fMRI in the evaluation of cognitive disorders

Anindya Dutta

Genomic Instability in Cancer Cells; Noncoding RNAs in differentiation and cancer

Noelle Dwyer

Neural development; cell division in neural stem cells; axon outgrowth and guidance

Alev Erisir

Developmental plasticity and neuropathology of synaptic circuitries

Tanya Evans

Brain development and children's school readiness skills

Upkong Eyo

Microglia in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopment disorders

Heather Ferris

The Role of Diabetes in Cognitive Decline

Felicia Gaskin

Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disease, cytoskeletal proteins, microtubule assembly

Alban Gaultier

Understanding the mechanisms involved in the initiation and progression of the neurodegenerative disease Multiple Sclerosis

Howard P. Goodkin

Status epilepticus

Robert M. Grainger

Molecular embryology – gene regulation in cells committed to specific developmental lineages

Patrick A. Grant

Transcription; Chromatin Modifications, Neurodegenerative Disease, Cancer

Tobias Grossman

Developmental social neuroscience (with a specific focus on infancy)

Ali D. Guler

Behavior and epigenetics; building and wiring the brain; neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders; biological timing: circadian rhythms

Patrice G. Guyenet

Neural control of blood pressure and respiration

Adrian J. Halme

Regeneration and systemic responses to tissue damage

Tajie H. Harris

Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS

Madaline B. Harrison


David Hill

Development and plasticity of sensory systems

Jay Hirsh

Molecular genetics; development and function of neurotransmitter-synthesizing neurons in Drosophila

Jaideep Kapur

Pathophysiology of status epilepticus; plasticity of GABAergic synaptic transmission

Masashi Kawasaki

Neuroethology of electric fish

Raymond E. Keller

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis

Alex Kuan

Perinatal brain injury including hypoxia-ischemia, infection-sensitized hypoxia-ischemia, and prematurity-related intracranial hemorrhage

Sarah C. Kucenas

The role of glia in the development, maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system

Kyle Lampe

Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, redox regulation of stem cell fate, engineering cell-interactive microenvironments

Tracy Larson

Researching the origin, function, cellular, molecular, and biochemical mechanisms underlying natural variation in the spatial and temporal patterns of adult neurogenesis

John Lazo

The mechanism of action of small molecules and the fundamental biological role of protein tyrosine phosphatases

Kevin S. Lee

Neuronal vulnerability: a study of cellular mechanism

William B. Levy

The neural bases of cognition; computational theories of brain function

Jeh-Ping Liu

Spinal cord development and motor neuron differentiation

Xiaorong Liu

Understanding the regulation and misregulation of retinal structures and functions during normal development and in diseased conditions

Nicole Long

How we use strategic, goal directed processes to form and retrieve memories

Xiaowei Lu

Developmental regulation of planar cell polarity in the mammalian nervous system

John R. Lukens

Neuroinflammatory disease

Wendy J. Lynch

Behavioral pharmacology, sex differences, animal models of addiction

Kevin R. Lynch

Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate

Mani S. Mahadevan

Molecular mechanisms of myotonic muscular dystrophy

James W. Mandell

Identification of novel biomarkers for inflammatory myopathies

Carol A. Manning

Dementia, neurodegenerative disease, and cognition

C. Daniel Meliza

Neural mechanisms of pattern learning and recognition in the auditory system

James P. Morris

Social perception and cognition; social neuroscience; human neuroscience

David Parichy

Genetic, cellular and endocrine mechanisms underlying establishment, maintenance and recruitment of neural crest cells which make up the peripheral nervous system among other cell types

Manoj Patel

Modulation of sodium channel gating by beta subunits and novel sodium channel blockers; synaptic transmission in dorsal horn neurons

Edward Perez-Reyes

Exploring epilepsy circuits, then preventing seizures using AAV-based gene therapies

K. Kevin Pfister

Regulation of cytoplasmic dynein for membrane bounded organelle trafficking in axons

Javier Provencio

Innate Inflammatory Pathways Associated with Acute Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Ignacio Provencio

The role of melanopsin retinal ganglion cells in the photic regulation of mammalian circadian rhythms

Meghan Puglia

Identify and describe neurobiological factors that contribute to individual variability in social cognitive development

Benjamin W. Purow

Novel therapeutic approaches to brain cancers and to other neurologic diseases

Kodi S. Ravichandran

Apoptotic cell clearance and mechanisms in health and disease

Adema Ribic

Assembly and Plasticity of Visual Circuits

Michael M. Scott

Investigation of the neuronal circuits and epigenetic modifications involved in the control of food and drug reward

Per Sederberg

Developing a comprehensive theory of memory formation and retrieval that links cognitive behavior to its underlying neural mechanisms

Jung-Bum Shin

Auditory neurobiology

Sarah Siegrist

Molecular mechanisms that terminate neural stem cell divisions once development is complete

Nina J. Solenski

Mechanisms of cerebral ischemia

Harald Sontheimer

Role of Glial in Neurological Illness and Cancer

James R. Stone

Traumatic brain injury

Christine I. Thisse

Molecular mechanisms of early vertebrate development and morphogenesis; application to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne

Addiction medicine, neuroscience, and pharmacology

B. Jill Venton

Analytical neurochemistry; dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission in Drosophilia; mechanisms of rapid adenosine signaling in rodents

Cedric L. Williams

Novel behavioral strategies that reduce the time frame for training African Gambian and laboratory rats to reliably search for, identify, and distinguish TNT explosive residues from a number of distractor odors

Bettina Winckler

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons

Mary K. Worden

Hormonal modulation of neuromuscular function

Paul A. Yates

Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases

Scott O. Zeitlin

Mechanisms of Huntington’s Disease pathogenesis

J. Julius Zhu

Neural circuits in healthy and diseased brains

Hui Zong

Mouse models of brain cancers

Zhiyi Zuo

Neuroscience and anesthetic neuroprotection