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Faculty by Alphabetical Order

Zaghloul Ahmed
Neuronal injury and repair, electromagnetic stimulation, rehabilitative techniques and devices
Alejandra D. Alonso
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in diseases like Alzheimer
Asohan Amarasingham
Neural circuits and their models, neural coding, statistics of neurophysiological signals
Asohan Amarasingham
Systems, Statistical analysis of large-scale extracellular recordings, the study of neuronal circuits and their models, neural coding
Probal Banerjee
Neurobiology and neurochemistry
Jennifer Basil
Comparative cognition and sensory ecology
Jeff Beeler
Information processing and plasticity in basal ganglia circuitry and its contribution to motivational plasticity, behavioral flexibility and neuropsychiatric disorders (PD, obesity, addiction, depression)
Jeff Beeler
Dopamine, basal ganglia, corticostriatal plasticity, systems/circuit level investigation in awake-behaving animals, addiction, obesity, anorexia nervosa, mouse models
Marom Bikson
Neural Engineering, Translational Neuroscience, Medical Device Design, Neuromodulation
Richard Bodnar
Behavioral pharmacology; Conditioned flavor preferences; food intake
Patricia A. Broderick
In vivo microvoltammetry; neurotransmitters and behavior; human epilepsy; cocaine addiction; schizophrenia; depression and anxiety
Joshua Brumberg
Electrophysiology, imaging and anathomy of cortical circuits in the rodent somatosensoty cortex, in vivo and in vitro.
Nesha Burghardt
Neural circuits, anxiety, depression, fear conditioning, learning and memory, chronic stress, corticosterone, serotonin, dopamine, anorexia nervosa, addiction, adult hippocampal neurogenesis, cognitive flexibility, dietary curcumin, mouse genetics, behavioral neuroscience
Patrizia Casaccia
Epigenetic regulation of oligodendroglia in development and disease/ Environmental control of brain health and disease, Gut-brain communication/ Multiple Sclerosis/ Glial Tumors
Abha Chauhan
Oxidative stress in autism, amyloid beta-protein fibrillization in Alzheimer
Elizabeth Chua
Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory and metacognition
Patricia Cortes
Maintenance of Genome Stability, DNA repair, and V(D)J recombination
Andrew Delamater
Neurobehavioral mechanisms of associative learning
Kristina Denisova
human imaging, developemental disorders, cognition, cognitive control, perception, autism
Tracy Dennis
Mobile mental health
Jacek Dmochowski
Neuroimaging, Neuromodulation & Brain-Computer-Interfaces
Robert Duncan
Cognitive neuroscience of visual function
Abdeslem El-Idrissi
Synaptic plasticity and mechanisms of epileptogenecity
Timothy Ellmore
Neural basis of memory and language
Mark M. Emerson
Cone photoreceptor development; Cis-regulatory elements in neuronal development and transcriptional specificity.
Tatiana Aloi Emmanouil
Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Perception, Attention and Awareness
William Esber
Jin Fan
fMRI, attentional networks
Paul G. Feinstein
Molecular cellular development
Eric Fertuck
Cognitive neuroscience of social psychopathology.
Maria Figueiredo-Pereira
Neurodegeneration: focus on the field of protein degradation
Nancy Foldi
Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Dementia
Paul M. Forlano
Behavioral neuroendocrinology, cellular and molecular neuroethology of vocal-acoustic communication in fishes, comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy
Allyson Friedman
Dissecting the neural circuits that mediate social behaviors in healthy and diseased states.
Eitan Friedman
Signal transduction, G.protein coupled receptors, neuronal plasticity
Yu Gao
Neuroscience of Behavior Disorders
M. Felice Ghilardi
Motor control, Learning, Plasticity, Parkison's disease
Mitchell Goldfarb
Sodium channel structure/function/modulation, synaptic transmission, epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, somatosensation, spatial memory, Epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, pain
Cheng-Xin Gong
The molecular mechanism of neurofibrillary degeneration in Alzheimer's
Jeffrey H. Goodman
Development of deep brain electrical stimulation as a therapy for epilepsy
Jill Grose-Fifer
Developmental cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience of memory and decision making, neural correlates of psychopathy, neural correlates of emotional information processing, pedagogy.
Jeffrey Halperin
Developmental Psychopathology
Jon C. Horvitz
Neurochemistry of Motivation
Khalid Iqbal
Neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, disease mechanisms, biomarkers and preclinical therapeutic studies; neurofibrillary *(tau) pathology and neuroregeneration with neurotrophic peptide mimetics.
Shirzad Jenab
Neuroscience of drug abuse and addiction
Mohammed A. Junaid
Changes in gene expression in neurodegeneration
Natalie Kacinik
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
Junghoon Kim
Prognostic MRI biomarkers of neurodegeneration and cognitive decline after traumatic brain injury. Mechanisms of neuromodulation in traumatic brain injury.
Junghoon Kim
Traumatic brain injury, neurorehabilitation, executive function
Alan Kluger
Aging, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), longitudinal decline. and cognitive decline
Maria Knikou
Human neural basis of motor control, spinal neuronal circuits, electromagnetic stimulation of the central nervous system, neuronal plasticity, recovery of neurological disorders
Andreas H. Kottmann
Understanding the regulation of structural plasticity in the adult brain during motor learning and memory; neurogenesis; molecular etiology of progressive neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s Disease and ALS.
Geri Kreitzer
The roles played by the cytoskeleton in establishment and maintenance of cell polarity
Anjali Krishnan
Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging Methods
Jonathan Levitt
Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the central visual pathways, organization and development of mammalian cerebral cortex
Andrea Li
Visual perception and psychophysics
Christine Li
Understanding how different chemicals in the nervous system affect behavior. Using genetic model systems to understand neurodegenerative diseases
Ekaterina Likhtik
Neural syntax of learning and emotional processing, threat and safety, cortical-subcortical communication, inhibitory systems, amygdala.
Hyungsik Lim
Biophysics, Brain, Retina, Multiphoton Microscopy, Glaucoma, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Intravital Microscopy, Transcriptional Dynamics
Gholson Lyon
TAF1 syndrome, KBG syndrome, NAA-10, and NAA15 related syndromes
Jennifer Mangels
Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Motivation
Itzhak Mano
Genetic and physiological analysis of glutamate signaling in C. elegans
John H. Martin
Understanding development of the motor systems and motor behavior; repair of the damaged motor systems
Dan McCloskey
Understanding spontaneous patterns of activity in the brain under normal conditions and in neurological and psychological disorders
Carmen Violeta Melendez-Vasquez
Glial cell biology, myelination, cytoskeleton
Yoko Nomura
Neurobiology and Developmental Psychopathology
Hysell Oviedo
Function and dysfunction of auditory circuits
Lucas Parra
Probabilistic modeling of neuronal signals with particular focus on real-time neuro imaging
Greg Phillips
Cell-cell interactions in synaptic development and neurodevelopmental disorders
Thomas Preuss
Comparative Neuroscience of Decision Making
Carolyn Pytte
Adult Neurogenesis
Laura Rabin
Cognitive and Neurophysiological Changes Associated with Preclinical Dementia
Robert Ranaldi
Neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying drug addiction; neural mechanisms of reward and motivation
Tony Ro
Perception, attention, consciousness, multisensory integration, synesthesia
Glenn Schafe
Neurobiology of learning, memory, emotion and stress
Tamera Schneider
Stress resilience, psychophysiology, emotional intelligence, broadening participation in STEM
Peter Serrano
Behavioral and molecular neuroscience of stress effects on learning and memory
Brett Silverstein
Depression, Epidemiology, Gender; Increasing Diversity in Government Service
Ratna Sircar
Developmental neuroplasticity; neurobiology of learning and memory
Maral Tajerian
Brain plasticity, with particular emphasis on the extracellular matrix regulation of neuronal and glial alterations in preclinical models and human tissues.
Ofer Tchernichovski
The use of songbirds to study mechanisms of vocal learning
Gonzalo Torres
Role of G Proteins In Dopamine Transporter, Protein Complexes In Dopamine Terminal, Regulation of DAT By Interacting Proteins, Structure-function Analysis Of Atp-gated Ion
Kerstin B. Unger
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Deborah Walder
Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Mental Health Risk
Hoau -Yan Wang
Molecular mechanism, pathophsiology & neurodegenerative diseases
Leora Yetnikoff
Development and plasticity of dopamine circuitry, with an emphasis on adolescence. Why is adolescence such a uniquely vulnerable period in the lifespan? How do drugs of abuse administered during adolescence alter the development of dopamine circuitry?
H. Philip Zeigler
Mechanisms of Sensorimotor Integration