CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Training Faculty by Research Area

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Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive

Susanne E. Ahmari
Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Carey D. Balaban
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Aaron Batista
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Marlene Behrmann
Visual cognition in normal and brain-damaged humans.
Marlene Cohen
Using attention to study cortical population codes
Carol L. Colby
Cortical mechanisms of memory, attention, and spatial representation in primates.
Brent Doiron
Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
Yan Dong
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Kirk I. Erickson
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
G. Bard Ermentrout
Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
Julie A. Fiez
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neeraj J. Gandhi
Neural basis of sensorimotor integration and cognition
Omar A. El Gharbawie
Organization of the parietal-frontal network that controls reaching and grasping.
Peter J. Gianaros
Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Aryn H. Gittis
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Anthony A. Grace
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Lori L. Holt
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Bryan M. Hooks
Organization of mouse cortical circuitry underlying control of movement
Charles C. Horn
Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
John P. Horn
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Robert E. Kass
Statistical analysis of neural data.
Anthony E. Kline
Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral and histological recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury.
H. Richard Koerber
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Sandra J. Kuhlman
Influence of cortical inhibitory circuits on sensory development and perceptual learning.
Tai Sing Lee
Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Beatriz Luna
Brain basis underlying underlying neurocognitive development through adolescence. Multimodal approaches (fMRI, rsfMRI, MRSI, DTI, MEG, and PET) and analyses are used.
Colleen A. McClung
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Paul W. Munro
Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.
Carl R. Olson
Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Anne-Marie Oswald
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Sarah E. Ross
Functional Organization of Spinal Somatosensory Circuits
Jonathan Rubin
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Srivatsun Sadagopan
The perception of vocal communication sounds in realistic listening conditions
Andrew B. Schwartz
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Rebecca P. Seal
Studies of neural plasticity in motor disorders and the neural circuits underlying touch and pain.
Susan R. Sesack
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Matthew A. Smith
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
Peter L. Strick
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Alan F. Sved
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Michael Tarr
High-level vision and categorization in humans
Mary Torregrossa
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo
Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.
Robert S. Turner
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Thanos Tzounopoulos
Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing
Nathaniel N. Urban
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Timothy Verstynen
Neural basis of action planning, decision-making and skill learning.
Bill J. Yates
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.

Cell and Molecular

Elias Aizenman
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Kathryn M. Albers
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
German Barrionuevo
Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
Alison Barth
Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
Sarah B. Berman
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Charleen T. Chu
Mitochondrial homeostasis, dendritic remodeling and autophagy in neurodegeneration.
Kenneth N. Fish
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway’s role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
J. Timothy Greenamyre
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Howard G. Gutstein
The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid tolerance and dependence and the interactions of pain and analgesic signaling.
Gregg E. Homanics
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Bryan M. Hooks
Organization of mouse cortical circuitry underlying control of movement
John P. Horn
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Yanhua Huang
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Tija C. Jacob
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Jon W. Johnson
Biophysics, pharmacology, regulation, and structure of glutamate receptors.
Adam Kwiatkowski
Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.
Edwin S. Levitan
Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
Colleen A. McClung
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Stephen D. Meriney
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Quasar S. Padiath
Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders
Michael J. Palladino
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Udai Pandey
Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases
Ian F. Pollack
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Sarah E. Ross
Functional Organization of Spinal Somatosensory Circuits
Oliver Schluter
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Rebecca P. Seal
Studies of neural plasticity in motor disorders and the neural circuits underlying touch and pain.
Alexander Sorkin
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Thanos Tzounopoulos
Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing
Yan Xu
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.

Development/Plasticity/Repair

Kathryn M. Albers
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Brian M. Davis
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Yan Dong
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Kirk I. Erickson
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Kenneth N. Fish
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway’s role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Omar A. El Gharbawie
Organization of the parietal-frontal network that controls reaching and grasping.
Tija C. Jacob
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Karl Kandler
Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
H. Richard Koerber
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Sandra J. Kuhlman
Influence of cortical inhibitory circuits on sensory development and perceptual learning.
Cynthia Lance-Jones
Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
Laura E. Lillien
CNS stem cells.
Stephen D. Meriney
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Anne-Marie Oswald
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Sarah E. Ross
Functional Organization of Spinal Somatosensory Circuits
Jonathan Rubin
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Maria E. Rubio
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Oliver Schluter
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Dandan Sun
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Thanos Tzounopoulos
Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing
Amy K. Wagner
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Neurobiology of Disease

Susanne E. Ahmari
Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Elias Aizenman
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Sarah B. Berman
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Edward A. Burton
The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Judy L. Cameron
Effects of ‘everyday life stresses’ on behavior and health.
Jun Chen
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Charleen T. Chu
Mitochondrial homeostasis, dendritic remodeling and autophagy in neurodegeneration.
Donald B. DeFranco
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
C. Edward Dixon
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Yan Dong
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Christopher Donnelly
The molecular pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.
Kenneth N. Fish
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway’s role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Gerald F. Gebhart
Mechanisms of pain and pain modulation.
Aryn H. Gittis
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Michael S. Gold
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Anthony A. Grace
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Steven H. Graham
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
J. Timothy Greenamyre
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Howard G. Gutstein
The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid tolerance and dependence and the interactions of pain and analgesic signaling.
Teresa G. Hastings
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Gregg E. Homanics
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Yanhua Huang
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
David A. Lewis
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia
Colleen A. McClung
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Quasar S. Padiath
Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders
Michael J. Palladino
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Udai Pandey
Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases
Mary L. Phillips
Identifying neural circuitry problems that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders
Ian F. Pollack
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
Maria E. Rubio
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Rebecca P. Seal
Studies of neural plasticity in motor disorders and the neural circuits underlying touch and pain.
Susan R. Sesack
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Alexander Sorkin
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Peter L. Strick
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Dandan Sun
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Robert A. Sweet
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Mary Torregrossa
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo
Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.
Robert S. Turner
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Thanos Tzounopoulos
Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of normal and pathological hearing
Amy K. Wagner
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Clayton A. Wiley
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Yan Xu
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Michael J. Zigmond
Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.