Stress and Stress-Related Disorders

Effects of Ôeveryday life stresses' on behavior and health.
Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep regulation of reward.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
Neural circuits for stress responses and emotional learning: organization and postnatal development.
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.