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
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
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

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.
Associate Professor, Medicine
412-623-1417
Hillman Cancer Center - Research Pavilion, 1.19d
Focus: Neuromodulation of the vagus nerve in chronic diseases.
Professor, Neurobiology
412-648-9429
E1458 Biomedical Science Tower
Focus: Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
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: Using in vivo 2- & 3- photon imaging and electrophysiology to study 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
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.
Assistant 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, Neurobiology
412-383-6563
4066 BST3
Focus: Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
Professor
717-805-5862
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

Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience, Psychology
412-268-3157
115 Mellon Institute
Focus: High-level vision and categorization in humans
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.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
412-383-5395
4074 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Focus: Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
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

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.
Assistant Professor
412-624-9176
W1457 BSTWR
Focus: Neural Circuit Development and Dysfunction in Disease

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