Affiliated Scientists

A

Peter Adelman
Focus: Binaural auditory development.

B

Jeffrey R. Balzer, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
412-648-9779
Focus: Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring; cerebral blood flow.
Anthony J. Bauer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
412-648-9115
David A. Brent, MD
Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-5172

C

Anthony R. Caggiula, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Psychology
412-624-4501
Focus: Drug-taking behavior and reactivity to stress in laboratory rats and the application of animals models of nicotine self-administration to smoking behavior.
Sujean Choi, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-3699
Focus: Neural circuitry and mechanisms underlying obesity and normal energy homeostasis: food intake, body weight regulation, and metabolism.

F

Cheryl Fattman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
412-383-7843
Focus: Oxidative stress and apoptosis in Parkinsonian models.
John D. Fernstrom, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
412-246-5297
Madelyn H. Fernstrom, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-246-6473
Focus: Physiological and cognitive factors contributing to body weight change: clinical and basic studies in obesity and eating disorders.
Joseph M. Furman, MD PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology
412-647-2117
Focus: Measuring human vestibular and ocular motor function.

G

Robert B. Gibbs, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
412-624-8185
Focus: Estrogen, brain aging, and cognition.
Bruce Goldstein, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
412-624-4533
Focus: Physiological psychology, perception sensory physiology, and cognitive psychology. (Textbook author)

H

Gretchen L. Haas, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-383-5476
Focus: Neurocognitive substratum of social behavior; nerocognitive and psychosocial abnormalities in schizophrenia.

I

Milos D. Ikonomovic, MD
Research Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-383-8900
Focus: Alzheimer's disease.

J

Richard J. Jennings, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-2039
Focus: Relationship between psychological processes, cariovascualr, and cerebrovascualr responses in adul humans.

K

William E. Klunk, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-648-8620
Focus: Alzheimer's disease: A-beta neuroimaging and neurotoxicity.
Douglas Kondziolka, MD
Professor, Neurological Surgery
412-647-6782
Focus: Neural transplantation therapies, movement disorders, and radiobiological effects of stereotactic radiosurgery in normal brain and brain tumor models.
Patricia D. Kroboth, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-624-8137
Focus: Neurosteroids and other factors that affect sensitivity to GABA-agonists.
Scott M. Kulich, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Pathology
412-698-9218
Focus: Oxidative stress and MAP kinase signaling in Parkinsonian models.
David J. Kupfer, PhD
Professor, Psychology
412-246-6777
Focus: Psychobiology of affective illness and its relationship to diagnosis and treatment.

L

John S. Lazo, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-9319
Dade L. Lunsford, MD
Professor and Chairman, Neurological Surgery
412-647-6781
Focus: Clinical/experimental applications of guided neurosurgery for the management of brain tumors, vascular malformations and nervous system restoration.

M

Pravat K. Mandal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-973-4090
Focus: Biophysical aspects of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and dementia with lewy body using NMR and MRS spectroscopy.
Chet Mathis, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology
412-647-0734
Focus: Radiopharmeceuticals for in vivo imaging of 5-HT, DA, ACh, and beta-amyloid.
Carolyn C. Meltzer, PhD
Associate Professor, Radiology
412-647-0736
Focus: Functional imaging with aam emphasis on neuropharmaceutical studies (serotonin) of aging, late-life depression, and alzheimer's disease.
Adrian C. Michael, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry
412-624-8569
Focus: The development of voltammetric and amperometric sensors for in vivo neurochemical monitoring.
Nancy J. Minshew, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-0818
Focus: Cognitive and neurobiologic and genetic mechanisms underlying behavior in autism.

O

Tim D. Oury, PhD MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
412-648-9659
Focus: Oxidants and antioxidants in neurodegeneration and learning.

P

James M. Perel, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-2198
Focus: Psychotropic drugs discovery, mechanisms of action and stereospecific effects.
Jay W. Pettegrew, MD
Professor, Psychiatry
412-648-8541
Tony M. Plant, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
412-648-9395
Focus: Neurobiology of the onset of puberty in primates.
Michael F. Pogue-Gelle, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
412-624-8818
Focus: Nature of genetic laibility to schizophrenia and genetic influences on cognition.

S

Guy Salama, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology
412-648-9354
Focus: Optical mapping of electrical activity; excitation-contraction coupling and regulation of ryanodine receptora by nitric oxide.
Robert J. Sclabassi, PhD MD
Professor, Neurological Surgery
412-692-5093
Focus: Computational neuroscience.
Stuart R. Steinhauer, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-365-5251
Focus: Psychophysiological mechanisms for informaion procession activities in normal individuals and neuropsyhiatric patients.

T

Connie A. Tompkins, PhD
Professor, Communication Science
412-647-1353
Focus: Cognitive/neurologic underpinnings of language/communicationdisorders in braindamaged adults; nonliteral language comprehension & inference generation

V

Regis R. Vollmer, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-8565
Focus: Sympathetic nervous system control of cardiovascular function.

W

Stephen G. Weber, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry
412-624-8520
Focus: Determination of peptides; selective extraction.
Ronald B. Wetzel, PhD
Professor, Structural Biology
412-383-5271
Focus: Assembly, structure and cytotoxicity of pathological protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative diseases
David C. Wood, PhD
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-4514
Focus: Mechanical stimulus transduction and habituation.