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, Medicine, 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, Center for 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
412.383.5394
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-2790
331H Baker Hall
Focus: Visual cognition in normal and brain-damaged humans.
Assistant Professor, Neurology
412-383-5868
7037 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
412-648-9720
7015 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: The pathogenesis of diseases associated with movement disorders and the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

C

Professor, Psychiatry
724-733-3795 (lab)
321 Loeffler Bldg
Focus: Effects of Ôeveryday life stresses' on behavior and health.
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.
Associate Professor, Pathology
412-383-5379
W958 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Cell signaling, mitochondria and autophagy regulation in genetic models of Parkinson's disease.
Assistant 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, Medicine, 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.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
412-624-1759
301 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical investigations of the impact of neural variability on sensory processing.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
269 Crawford Hall
Focus: Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity

E

Assistant 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

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

G

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-647-3076
108 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Neural control of coordinated oculomotor and skeletomotor movements.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-9813
4069 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Organization of the parietal-frontal network that controls reaching and grasping.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Psychology
412-624-9578
210 S. Bouquest St.
Focus: Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
412-268-7229
116D Mellon Institute
Focus: Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
412-383-5367
W1451 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, 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, 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, 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.
Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine, Anesthesiology
412-623-1417
Hillman Cancer Center-Research Pavilion G.17b
Focus: Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9429
E1458 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
412-624-7581
Bridgeside Point II, Room 229
Focus: Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep 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, and regulation of glutamate receptors.

K

Professor, Otolaryngology, Neurobiology
412-624-8398
10016 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Development and plasticity of inhibitory circuits.
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
412-268-8723
229H Baker Hall
Focus: Statistical analysis of neural data.
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychology
412-383-2806
3434 Fifth Avenue, Suite 201
Focus: Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral and histological recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9518
W1447 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
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
Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
412-648-9486
E1351 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Control of transmitter release by electrical and biochemical signaling.
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: CNS stem cells.
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 voluntary control of behavior (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing, arousal). fMRI, DTI and oculomotor methods are used.

M

Associate 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.
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-1191
458 Langley Hall
Focus: Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.

P

Assistant 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.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
412-692-3192
4401 Penn Ave., Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Focus: Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases.
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.
Professor, Neurological Surgery
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, Mathematics
624-6157
501 Thackeray Hall
Focus: Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
412-684-6939
10015 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse

S

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
412-624-8920
10021 Biomedical Science Tower-3
Focus: The perception of vocal communication sounds in realistic listening conditions.
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: Neural circuits and behavior
Professor, Neuroscience
412-624-5158
A210 Langley Hall
Focus: Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Assistant Professor, Opthalmology, Bioengineering
412-647-2313
914 Eye & Ear Institute
Focus: Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception.
Assistant 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
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 Chairman, Neuroscience
412-624-6996
A215 Langley Hall
Focus: Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology
412-383-8548
W-1645 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

T

Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience, Psychology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-3157
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: High-level vision and categorization in humans
Assistant Professor
6062 BST3
Assistant 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.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-383-5395
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
412-383-8626
10021 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Cellular mechanisms for learning and memory and their role in auditory processing.

U

Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
412-268-5122
4400 Fifth Avenue, 173 Mellon Institute
Focus: Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.

V

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology
412-268-4615
340U Baker Hall
Focus: Neural basis of action planning, decision-making and skill learning.

W

Associate 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.

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.

Z

Professor, Neurology
412-624-4258
7016 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Cell death and neuroprotection in aging and neurodegenerative disease.