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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
Systems, Statistical analysis of large-scale extracellular recordings, the study of neuronal circuits and their models, neural coding
Maryam Bamshad
Study of neural mechanisms underlying monogamous mating systems
Probal Banerjee
Neurobiology and neurochemistry
Jennifer Basil
Comparative cognition and sensory ecology
Jeff Beeler
Behavioral Neuroscience, Basal ganglia, learning/motivation, dopamine
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
Behavioral, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental
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
Andrew Delamater
Neurobehavioral mechanisms of associative learning
Tracy Dennis
Mobile mental health
Robert Duncan
Cognitive neuroscience of visual function
Jay Alan Edelman
Guidance of eye movements by vision, memory and cognition
Abdeslem El-Idrissi
Synaptic plasticity and mechanisms of epileptogenecity
Timothy M. Ellmore
Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
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
Robert Freedland
Evaluating the relationship between walking gait profiles in young children and earlier behavioral and neurophysiological assessments.
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
Mitchell Goldfarb
Sodium channel structure/function/modulation, synaptic transmission, epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, somatosensation, spatial memory
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
Jeffrey Halperin
Developmental Psychopathology
Mark Hauber
Evolution of social recognition, recognition systems, brood parasitism, neuroethology
Jon C. Horvitz
Neurochemistry of Motivation
Shao-Ying Hua
Speed of interneuronal communication
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
Edmund Jenkins
The study of telomere length in people with Down syndrome with and without mild cognitive impairment and/or dementia (Alzheimer's Disease)
Mohammed A. Junaid
Changes in gene expression in neurodegeneration
Natalie Kacinik
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
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.
Anjali Krishnan
Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging Methods
William J. L'Amoreaux
Neuroendocrine control of glucose homeostasis
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
Multiphoton microscopy of live tissue, biomedical instrumentation
Pokay Ma
Structure, functional relationships, development of the nervous system
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
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 R. Philips
Synaptic development, intracellular trafficking, cell adhesion.
Thomas Preuss
Comparative Neuroscience of Decision Making
Carolyn Pytte
Adult Neurogenesis
Vanya Quinones-Jenab
Drug abuse, hormonal effects on behaviors and intracellular mechanisms, gender differences in drug abuse and pain responses.
Laura Rabin
Cognitive and Neurophysiological Changes Associated with Preclinical Dementia
Tony Ro
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Perception
Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras
Role of neural activity and early sensory experience in the development of auditory circuits involved in sound localization in rodents
Glenn Schafe
Neurobiology of learning, memory, emotion and stress
Anthony Sclafani
Neurobiology of Taste and Appetite
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
Ofer Tchernichovski
The use of songbirds to study mechanisms of vocal learning
Deborah Walder
Neurodevelopmental Aspects of Mental Health Risk
Hoau -Yan Wang
Molecular mechanism, pathophsiology & neurodegenerative diseases
Mariann Weierich
Neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms underlying stress and stress-related disorders
Andrzej Wieraszko
Synaptic plasticity in the brain
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