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
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 circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Neural circuits and behavior
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
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).