Training Faculty

A

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-3183
Room 227 Bridgeside Point II
Focus: Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9434
7020 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Professor, Psychiatry, Bioengineering
412-383-5452
STERL 253 Pittsburgh
Focus: Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
412-648-4260
BST-3, room 3015
Focus: Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9669
E1454 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.

B

Professor, Otolaryngology, Biological Sciences, Neurological Surgery
412-647-2298
107 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-7330
467 Crawford Hall
Focus: Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-1198
159 Mellon Institute
Focus: Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
P: n/a
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-383-5868
7037 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Associate Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; UPMC Endowed Chair in Movement Disorders
412-648-9720
7015 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Pathogenesis of Parkinson's diseases and progressive supranuclear palsy; development of novel neuroprotective strategies based on the underlying molecular pathophysiology.

C

Professor, Psychiatry
724-733-3795 (lab)
321 Loeffler Bldg
Focus: Effects of everyday life stresses on behavior and health
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-3260
E1456 BSTWR
Focus: Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, V.A. Pittsburgh Health System
412-648-1263
S-507 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Professor, Pathology
412-383-5379
Scaife Hall, S-701
Focus: Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-4486
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Using attention to study cortical population codes
Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-7295
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Cortical mechanisms of memory, attention, and spatial representation in primates.

D

Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9745
E1457 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Neuroscience
412-624-4259
7041 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Professor, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-383-2188
217 Hill Building
Focus: Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
412-624-1759
301 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
Professor, Neuroscience
(412) 624-3140
A455 Langley Hall
Focus: Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-8983
6061 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: The molecular pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.

E

Professor, Psychology
412-624-4533
3107 Sennott Square
Focus: Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Professor, Mathematics, Neurobiology
412-624-8324
502 Thackeray
Focus: Applications of mathematics to biological systems.

F

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
3501 Forbes Ave., Suite 456
Focus: Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.
Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience
412-624-7078
605 Learning Research Development Center
Focus: Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-648-9366
E1652 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Focus: 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

G

Professor, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-647-3076
404 Benedum Hall
Focus: Neural signatures of action and cognition
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-9813
4069 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
Professor, Psychology
412-624-9578
210 S. Bouquet St.
Focus: Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-268-7229
116D Mellon Institute
Focus: Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-5367
W1451 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
412-624-4609
456 Langley Hall
Focus: Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Professor, Neurology
412-648-3299
S-517 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Professor, Neurology
412-648-9793
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 7039
Focus: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Professor, Ophthalmology, Developmental Biology
412-383-7325
10047 BST3
Focus: Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Professor, Anesthesiology
412-647-2813
A1305 Scaife Hall
Focus: The molecular mechanisms underlying the development of opioid tolerance and dependence and the interactions of pain and analgesic signaling.

H

Associate Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience
412-624-9716
7038 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-4964
254L Baker Hall, CMU
Focus: Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-8172
6060 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-8465
W1457 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Organization of mouse cortical circuitry underlying control of movement.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9429
E1458 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Associate Professor, Medicine
412-623-1417
Hillman Cancer Center - Research Pavilion, 1.19d
Focus: Neuromodulation of the vagus nerve in chronic diseases.
Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-648-8991
S-506 BSTWR
Focus: The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-7581
Bridgeside Point II, Room 229
Focus: Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.

J

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-8136
W1351 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
412-624-4295
458 Crawford Hall
Focus: Biophysics, pharmacology, structure, and regulation of glutamate receptors.

K

Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-8398
10016 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Plasticity of inhibitory circuits during development and pathology.
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-8723
229H Baker Hall
Focus: Statistical analysis of neural data.
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Critical Care Medicine, Psychology, and Center for Neuroscience
412-692-7092
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, John G. Rangos Research Center – Room 6126
Focus: Therapeutic strategies and mechanisms for experimental traumatic brain injury
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9518
W1452 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
412-383-9044
208 Center for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Drive
Focus: Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, and repair (in vivo 2P imaging and Brain-computer interfaces)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-268-8222
159B Mellon Institute
Focus: Influence of cortical inhibitory circuits on sensory development and perceptual learning.
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
412-383-8139
324 Biomedical Science Tower South
Focus: Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.

L

Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9078
W1442 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-1060
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
UPMC Professor and Chair, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Translational Neuroscience
412-624-3934
W1653 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-7269
W1454 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mouse models of developmental disorders.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-383-3084
450 Technology Drive, Office 224
Focus: Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Psychology
412-383-8178
121 Meyran Ave, Loeffler Bldg. Room 111
Focus: Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing). fMRI, DTI, PET, MRSI and cognitive testing are used.

M

Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-5547
Bridgeside Point II, 450 Technology Dr, Suite 223
Focus: The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
412-624-8283
461 Crawford Hall
Focus: Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Associate Professor, Information Science
412-624-9427
752 Information Sciences Building
Focus: Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.

O

Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-3968
115 Mellon Inst
Focus: Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-1191
458A Langley Hall
Focus: Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.

P

Associate Professor, Human Genetics
412-624-7203
4060G Parran Hall Lab Annex
Focus: Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-383-5900
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 7042
Focus: Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
412-692-3192
4401 Penn Ave., Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Focus: Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Focus: Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
Professor, Psychiatry
412-383-8206
Suite 305 Loeffler Bldg., 121 Meyron Avenue
Focus: Identifying neural circuitry problems that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders.
Distinguished Professor, Neurosurgery
412-692-5881
4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224
Focus: Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.

R

Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-9178
W1456 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
(412) 624-8361
302 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-684-6939
10016 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
412-383-4336
Langley A453
Focus: Imaging and manipulating cells and circuits to understand population coding across the cortical hierarchy

S

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-8920
10021 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: The perception of vocal communication sounds in realistic listening conditions.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Focus: Fundamental and clinical research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases
Professor, Psychiatry
Focus: Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-1876
A452 Langley Hall
Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-7021
E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-624-5183
6058 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-5158
A210 Langley Hall
Focus: Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Bioengineering
412-647-2313
914 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
Professor and Chairman, Cell Biology and Physiology
412-624-3116
S368 Biomedical Science Tower South
Focus: Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
415 Langley Hall
Focus: Neuron migration and maturation in the limbic system in mice and humans.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-6563
4066 BST3
Focus: Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
Professor
(412) 648-9580
S975 Scaife
Focus: Autonomic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and body fluid homeostasis
Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, Center for Neuroscience Co-Director
412-383-9961
Biomedical Science Tower 3 Room 4074
Focus: CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Professor, Neurology
412-624-0418
S-598 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Professor and Chair, Neuroscience; Center for Neuroscience Co-Director
412-624-6996
A215 Langley Hall
Focus: Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
UPMC Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology
412-624-0064
W-1645 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

T

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
412-624-2092
Room W1455, Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering
412-648-1958
459 Oxford Building
Focus: Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-4078
6062 BST3
Focus: Cellular and molecular pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-5546
Bridgeside Point II, 450 Technology Dr, Suite 223
Focus: Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
412-624-2660
406 Benedum Hall
Focus: Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-5395
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Functions of the neural circuits that underpin motor performance and skill learning. Neural circuit dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
Professor and Vice Chair of Research Otolaryngology, Director Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
412-383-8626
3017 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing

U

Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-3396
E1440 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.

V

Research Associate Professor
MIRM Room 159
Focus: Imaging of neuronal, metabolic and vascular function and dysfunction
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology
412-268-4615
340U Baker Hall
Focus: Neural basis of action planning, decision-making and skill learning.

W

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
412-648-6666
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 202
Focus: The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Professor, Pathology
412-647-0765
M8715 South Tower, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Focus: Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Assistant Professor
412-624-9176
W1457 BSTWR
Focus: Neural Circuit Development and Dysfunction in Disease
Visiting Professor, Neurology
412-648-4178
3520 Fifth Ave, #201
Focus: Restoration of voluntary movement after neurological injury.

X

Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Structural Biology
412-648-9922
2048 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.

Y

Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience
412-647-9614
519 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.
Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-383-6038
S-514 BSTWR
Focus: Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury