Neurodegeneration and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Pathogenesis of Parkinson's diseases and progressive supranuclear palsy; development of novel neuroprotective strategies based on the underlying molecular pathophysiology.
Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Developing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which synaptic vesicles dynamically load, retain and release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and how these processes contribute to neuropsychiatric illnesses
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke
Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, and repair (in vivo 2P imaging and Brain-computer interfaces)
Fundamental and clinical research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Cellular and molecular pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.
Functions of the neural circuits that underpin motor performance and skill learning. Neural circuit dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury