Neurotransmitter Receptors, Ion channels and Membrane Transporters

Cellular and molecular signaling processes in neurodegeneration.
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Biophysics, pharmacology, and regulation of glutamate receptors.
Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Neural circuits and behavior
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.