Neurotransmitter Release and Signal Transduction

Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Molecular and cellular basis of opioid drug addiction.
Neural circuits and behavior
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; cellular and molecular regulation of monoamine transporters.
Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).