Stress and Stress-Related Disorders

Effects of everyday life stresses on behavior and health
Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence