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Geoffrey W. Abbott
Geoffrey W. Abbott
The molecular basis for ion channel physiology and pathophysiology. Mouse genetics, electrophysiology, imaging.
Physiology and Biophysics
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Aileen Anderson
Aileen Anderson
Inflammatory mechanisms in the injured CNS; survival, differentiation, and therapeutic applications of stem cells.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Kavita Arora
Kavita Arora
TGFß and Activin signaling in neuronal development and function; Molecular mechanism of signaling
Developmental and Cell Biology
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Tallie Z. Baram
Tallie Z. Baram
Molecular & structural Mechanisms of Brain Programming; epigenetics; stress; Mechanisms of Epilepsy; Learning/Memory
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Mathew Blurton-Jones
Mathew Blurton-Jones
Neural stem cells, neurodegeneration, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, molecular and cellular mechanisms.
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Stephen Bondy
Stephen Bondy
Neurotoxicology, biochemistry of free radical mechanisms
Pharmacology
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Emiliana Borrelli
Emiliana Borrelli
Mouse models for the study of brain disorders; dopamine system; molecular basis of addiction and neurodegeneration
Pharmacology
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Jorge Busciglio
Jorge Busciglio
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal dysfunction and degeneration in Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Michael Cahalan
Michael Cahalan
Ion Channels, Calcium Signaling, T Lymphocytes, Imaging, Cell Motility and Interaction Dynamics
Physiology and Biophysics
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Larry Cahill
Larry Cahill
The cognitive neuroscience of emotionally influenced memory
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Anne Calof
Anne Calof
Molecular analysis of nervous system development and regeneration using transgenic mouse models:  roles of neural stem cells
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Olivier Civelli
Olivier Civelli
The discovery of novel neurotransmitters and neuropeptides and the search for their function in the organism
Pharmacology
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Susana Cohen-Cory
Susana Cohen-Cory
Synapse formation in the developing central nervous system; in vivo imaging studies
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Carl Cotman
Carl Cotman
Mechanisms causing brain aging and Alzheimer's disease and the discovery of effective preventative therapeutic interventions
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Karina Cramer
Karina Cramer
Nervous system development; Development and plasticity in the auditory system
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Steven Cramer
Steven Cramer
Human functional brain imaging; motor system function and physiology; mechanisms of recovery after CNS injury; in humans
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Brian J. Cummings
Brian J. Cummings
Neural injury, plasticity, and repair in rodent models of spinal cord injury and neurotrauma using human neural stem cells
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Fred Ehlert
Fred Ehlert
Analysis of drug receptor interactions; functional role of muscarinic receptors
Pharmacology
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Howard Federoff
Howard Federoff
Blood-based biomarkers of neurological disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, TBI, multi-omics, gene therapy, precision medicine
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Massimo Fiandaca
Massimo Fiandaca
Human blood-based biomarkers for neurological disorders. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, traumatic brain injury, multi-omics, gene therapy, and precision medicine.

 
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher
Mechanisms of stroke, vascular biology of the brain
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Lisa Flanagan
Lisa Flanagan
Neural stem cell lineage and fate; neural repair; scaffolds for cell transplantation
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Norbert Fortin
Norbert Fortin
Neural basis of episodic memory (memory for personal experiences) with a particular emphasis on the role of the hippocampus.
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Christie D. Fowler
Christie D. Fowler
Neurobiological mechanisms underlying motivated behaviors that characterize addiction and related neuropsychiatric disorders
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Ron Frostig
Ron Frostig
Functional organization and plasticity of sensory cortex.
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Christine Gall
Christine Gall
Growth factors, plasticity, learning and memory
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Sunil Gandhi
Sunil Gandhi
Plasticity in the neural circuits of the mammalian visual system
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Jay Gargus
Jay Gargus
Functional genomics approach to ion channels as candidate genes in common complex polygenic disease
Physiology and Biophysics
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Kelvin Gee
Kelvin Gee
Novel molecular targets for neuropharmacological agents and drug discovery
Pharmacology
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Charles Glabe
Charles Glabe
Amyloid Aß; amyloid assembly; amyloid structure; Alzheimer's pathogenesis.
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
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Alan Goldin
Alan Goldin
Voltage-gated sodium channel mutations and CNS disease. Molecular mechanisms of sodium channel trafficking in neurons.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Kim Green
Kim Green
Developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Steven Gross
Steven Gross
Cell biology of molecular motors
Developmental and Cell Biology
Ranjan Gupta
Ranjan Gupta
Investigation of cellular and molecular changes in chronic nerve compression (CNC) injuries.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
John Guzowski
John Guzowski
Learning induced neuronal gene expression and its role in stabilizing neural circuits involved in long-term memory formation
Neurobiology and Behavior
Todd Holmes
Todd Holmes
Ion channels, cellular physiology, neural circuits and behavior; circadian and visual circuits
Physiology and Biophysics
Naoto Hoshi
Naoto Hoshi
Physiological role and regulation of the M-channel, molecular biology, electrophysiology and live cell FRET imaging
Pharmacology
Robert Hunt
Robert Hunt
Development and function of inhibitory interneurons, epilepsy, cell therapy
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Kei Igarashi
Kei Igarashi
Circuit mechanisms for sensory perception and memory; in vivo electrophysiology, computational neuroscience
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Rongsheng Jin
Rongsheng Jin
Structure and function of synaptic proteins; neurotoxins and receptors; X-ray crystallography
Physiology and Biophysics
Claudia Kawas
Claudia Kawas
Dementia and Memory Disorders, Neuropsychiatry and Neurobehavior
Neurobiology and Behavior
Frank LaFerla
Frank LaFerla
Molecular genetics and pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease: deriving novel transgenic and genetically modified animal models.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Arthur Lander
Arthur Lander
Molecular mechanisms of cell communication, Systems Biology
Developmental and Cell Biology
Michael Leon
Michael Leon
Investigation of the olfactory code and the role of early experience in the formation of that code.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Frances Leslie
Frances Leslie
Addiction, drugs of abuse and brain development
Pharmacology
John Longhurst
John Longhurst
Neuroreflex control of the cardiovascular system; integrative physiology; central neural mechanisms of electroacupuncture
Pharmacology
Shahrdad Lotfipour
Shahrdad Lotfipour
Research objectives are to understand the mechanisms mediating adolescent addictive disorders.
Pharmacology
David Luo
David Luo
Study gene regulation and signaling pathways in chronic pain processing using animal models, and molecular biology techniques
Pharmacology
Gyorgy Lur
Gyorgy Lur
Neuronal signal integration; from synaptic function to multimodal decision making
Neurobiology and Behavior
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Gary Lynch
Gary Lynch
Cellular mechanisms of LTP and learning, spine cytoskeletal remodeling, hippocampal electrophysiology
Anatomy and Neurobiology
David Lyon
David Lyon
Neural circuitry mediating visual perception
Anatomy and Neurobiology
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Stephen Mahler
Stephen Mahler
Exploring the neural substrates of addiction-related behaviors by examining and manipulating neural circuits
Neurobiology and Behavior
Larry Marsh
Larry Marsh
Molecular and Cellular mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Developmental and Cell Biology
James McGaugh
James McGaugh
Interactions of stress hormones and brain systems involved in regulating memory storage.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Bruce McNaughton
Bruce McNaughton
Physiological and computational basis of cognition, especially memory and 'cognitive mapping'.  Neurotechnology.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Raju Metherate
Raju Metherate
Synaptic physiology and development of auditory cortex; nicotinic acetylcholine receptors
Neurobiology and Behavior
John Middlebrooks
John Middlebrooks
Brain mechanisms of spatial hearing and auditory prosthesis; single-unit physiology and psychophysics
Neurobiology and Behavior
Edwin Monuki
Edwin Monuki
Development and Disorders of the Cerebral Cortex and Dorsal Forebrain
Developmental and Cell Biology
Diane O’Dowd
Diane O’Dowd
Genetic approaches to understanding synaptic transmission and plasticity in the developing and mature CNS
Developmental and Cell Biology
Ian Parker
Ian Parker
Cell signaling and calcium imaging; confocal microscopy
Neurobiology and Behavior
Medha Pathak
Medha Pathak
Piezo1 in neural stem cell mechanobiology
Physiology and Biophysics
Daniele Piomelli
Daniele Piomelli
Function of endogenous cannabinoids and other lipid derived messengers
Anatomy and Neurobiology
David Reinkensmeyer
David Reinkensmeyer
Robotics and information technology for promoting use-dependent plasticity of the motor system following neurologic injury.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Richard Robertson
Richard Robertson
Mechanisms of basal forebrain cholinergic development and target selection
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Thomas Schilling
Thomas Schilling
Zebrafish development, cell diversity, and hindbrain segmentation
Developmental and Cell Biology
Steven Schreiber
Steven Schreiber
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neural repair in CNS disease
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Steven Small
Steven Small
Topics: Neurobiology of language, brain repair after stroke. Methods: MRI, ERP, TMS, and computer modeling of brain circuits.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Ana Solodkin
Ana Solodkin
Mathematical modeling of motor control networks in stroke and ataxias. All studies are in humans using MRI and TMS.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
George Sperling
George Sperling
Vision and attention: psychophysics, brain-imaging, computational modeling
Neurobiology and Behavior
Craig E.L. Stark
Craig E.L. Stark
My research examines the neural bases of human long-term memory in the hippocampus and adjacent medial temporal lobe.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Oswald Steward
Oswald Steward
Spinal cord injury and repair, mRNA trafficking, motor systems
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Georg Striedter
Georg Striedter
Developmental and evolutionary neurobiology; Mechanisms of vocal imitation in parrots
Neurobiology and Behavior
Katumi Sumikawa
Katumi Sumikawa
Synaptic plasticity and nicotine addiction
Neurobiology and Behavior
Andrea Tenner
Andrea Tenner
Complement and Inflammation in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders - in vivo and in vitro systems
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Leslie M. Thompson
Leslie M. Thompson
Neurodegenerative diseases and FGFR3-related cancers
Neurobiology and Behavior
Francesco Tombola
Francesco Tombola
Molecular mechanisms underlying cell electrical excitability. Focus on proteins containing voltage-sensing domains.
Physiology and Biophysics
Armando Villalta
Armando Villalta
Immune cell and organ system interactions that promote tissue injury and repair during degenerative diseases.
Physiology and Biophysics
Rahul Warrior
Rahul Warrior
Cell division, nuclear migration, lissencephaly
Developmental and Cell Biology
John Weiss
John Weiss
Excitatory signaling, plasticity, and mechanisms of neuronal injury in brain diseases.
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Stephen White
Stephen White
Peptide-bilayer interactions, protein folding in membranes, membrane protein structure prediction
Physiology and Biophysics
Marcelo Wood
Marcelo Wood
The role of chromatin modifying enzymes in long-term memory processes.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Xiangmin Xu
Xiangmin Xu
Neurobiology of sensory perception, learning and memory (neural circuits, specific neuron types)
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Michael A. Yassa
Michael A. Yassa
Neural basis of learning and memory and changes with age and dementia in humans
Neurobiology and Behavior
Fan-Gang Zeng
Fan-Gang Zeng
A systems approach to study how the ear and brain work together to process and perceive sounds including speech and music
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Qun-yong Zhou
Qun-yong Zhou
Novel GPCRs, physiology and pharmacology of prokineticins and prokineticin receptors; circadian rhythms and neurogenesis
Pharmacology