Neurotransmitter Release and Signal Transduction

Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
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
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).