CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

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Kyle Baumbauer
Ph.D., Kent State University (2005)
Postdoctoral Associate, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. H. Richard Koerber
Address: E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-9086
Fax: 412-383-8663
Email: kyleb@pitt.edu
Focus: Injury and inflammation-induced plasticity
Deanne Buffalari
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2006)
Research Associate, Neuroscience
Laboratory: Dr. Linda Rinaman
Address: A210 Langley Hall
Phone: 412-624-8384
Fax: 412-624-9198
Email: deanne@pitt.edu
Focus: Neural circuits underlying the interactions of stress and drug abuse
Allison Curley
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Postdoctoral Associate, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. David Lewis
Address: W1606 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-9909
Fax: 412-624-9910
Email: aac31@pitt.edu
Focus: Role of prefrontal cortex interneuron alterations in the cognitive dysfunction of schizophrenia
Nicole Edgar
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. Colleen McClung
Address: 233 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-651-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Email: nie2@pitt.edu
Focus: The role of circadian genes in major depressive disorder
Elisabet Garcia Pino
Ph.D., University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2009)
Postdoctoral Associate, Otolaryngology
Laboratory: Dr. Karl Kandler
Address: 100 Eye & Ear Institute
Phone: 412-605-3979
Fax: 412-647-0108
Email: elg47@pitt.edu
Focus: How neuronal circuits are established and modified during brain development using auditory brainstem as a model
Andrea Gillman
Ph.D., Indiana University (2010)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. Colleen McClung
Address: 223 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-624-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Email: gillmang@upmc.edu
Focus: The ability of drugs of abuse to entrain circadian rhythms
Jill Glausier
Ph.D., Emory University (2008)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. David Lewis
Address: W1606 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-9909
Fax: 412-624-9910
Email: glausierjr@upmc.edu
Focus: Understanding the alterations in parvalbumin basket cell signaling in schizophrenia
Yunbok Kim
Ph.D., Ajou University, Korea (2004)
Research Associate, Neuroscience
Laboratory: Dr. Bita Moghaddam
Address: 301 Life Science Annex
Phone: 412-624-0132
Fax: 412-624-9198
Email: yuk19@pitt.edu
Focus: Responses of VTA dopamine neurons during classical conditioning.
Harold T. Kyriazi
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1984)
Research Associate, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. Daniel Simons
Address: E1407 Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-9443
Fax: 412-648-1441
Email: htk+@pitt.edu
Focus: Computational modeling of somatosensory information processing in the rat whisker/barrel system, focused mostly on cortical layer 4.
Jun-Ho La
Ph.D., Seoul National University (2004)
Postdoctoral Associate, Anesthesiology (PCPR)
Laboratory: Dr. Gerald Gebhart
Address: W1402 Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-648-8123
Fax: 412-648-8123
Email: laj@upmc.edu
Focus: Study the role of two-pore domain potassium channels in visceral nociception.
Mads Breum Larsen
Ph.D., University of Aarhus, Denmark (2003)
Postdoctoral Associate, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. Susan Amara
Address: 6068 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Phone: 412-648-9748
Fax: 412-383-5267
Email: mbl6@pitt.edu
Focus: The structure and trafficking of monoaminergic neurotransmitter transporters.
Zheng Liu
Ph.D., Fudan University (2009)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. Rebecca Seal
Address: 6068 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone:
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Email: zhengliu@pitt.edu
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Adria Martig
Ph.D., University of Washington (2010)
Postdoctoral Associate, Neuroscience
Laboratory: Dr. Bita Moghaddam
Address: A210 Langley Hall
Phone: 412-624-4537
Fax: 412-624-9198
Email: martiga@pitt.edu
Focus: Endocannabinoid regulation of neural correlates underlying cognition.
Angus McMorland
Ph.D., University of Auckland (2009)
Postdoctoral Associate, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. Andrew Schwartz
Address: Rm 245, 3025 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-383-9060
Fax: 412-383-5460
Email: amcmorl@gmail.com
Focus: Angus has two research hats: (1) understanding dynamic complexity in motor cortical firing rates and (2) developing neuroprosthetic control of grasping.
Jason Middleton
Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada (2007)
Postdoctoral Associate, Otolaryngology
Laboratory: Dr. Thanos Tzounopoulos
Address: 10027 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-383-8625
Fax: 412-647-0108
Email: jmiddlet@pitt.edu
Focus: Microcircuit architecture of top-down neurons in the auditory cortex
Patrick Murray
Ph.D., University of Georgia (2010)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. Robert Sweet
Address: W1654 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Phone: 412-624-4391
Fax: 412-624-9910
Email: murrayps@upmc.edu
Focus: Dendritic spine loss and synaptic vulnerability in Alzheimer disease with psychosis
Tuan Nguyen
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2005)
Postdoctoral Associate, Otolaryngology
Laboratory: Dr. Karl Kandler
Address: 101 Eye & Ear Institute
Phone: 412-605-3979
Fax: 412-647-0108
Email: atn@pitt.edu
Focus: How neuronal circuits are established and modified during brain development.
Angela Ozburn
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. Colleen McClung
Address: 233 Bridgeside Point II
Phone: 412-624-5519
Fax: 412-624-5280
Email: ozburnar@upmc.edu
Focus: The role of circadian genes in addiction
Benjamin Pasquereau
Ph.D., University of Bordeaux (2007)
Postdoctoral Associate, Systems Neuroscience Institute
Laboratory: Dr. Robert Turner
Address: 3501 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Phone: 412-383-9961
Fax: 412-383-9061
Email: benp@pitt.edu
Focus: Physiology and pathophysiology of the basal ganglia.
Alexander Poplawsky
Ph.D., Emory University (2011)
Postdoctoral Associate, Radiology
Laboratory: Dr. Seong-Gi Kim
Address: 155 McGowan Inst. for Regenerative Med. Bldg.
Phone: 412-383-6696
Fax:
Email: ajp94@pitt.edu
Focus: Direct detection of neural magnetic fields with magnetic resonance technology.
Mariane Seney
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry
Laboratory: Dr. Etienne Sibille
Address: Bridgeside Point II, Suite 233
Phone: 412-383-7167
Fax: 412-624-5280
Email: seneyml@upmc.edu
Focus: Using animal models to understand mechanisms underlying sex differences in major depression
Suzanne Underhill
Ph.D., Washington University (2002)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology
Laboratory: Dr. Susan Amara
Address: 6068 bay 2b
Phone: 412-383-7431
Fax: 412-383-5267
Email: smunderhill@yahoo.com
Focus: glutamate transporters
Victor Van Laar
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (2008)
Postdoctoral Associate, Neurology
Laboratory: Dr. Sarah Berman
Address: 7045-8A, Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-383-5870
Fax: 412-648-7029
Email: vanlaarvs@upmc.edu
Focus: Studying the role of mitochondrial dynamics in the development and progression of neurodegenerative disease.
Catherine Weisz
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2011)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Otolaryngology
Laboratory: Dr. Karl Kandler
Address: 10027 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Phone: 412-624-8636
Fax: 412-647-0108
Email: cjw52@pitt.edu
Focus: The development of inhibitory inputs to auditory brainstem neurons using electrophysiology and imaging techniques