Training Faculty by Research Area

Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Using attention to study cortical population codes
Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neural signatures of action and cognition
Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease.
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Neuromodulation of the vagus nerve in chronic diseases.
Statistical analysis of neural data.
Therapeutic strategies and mechanisms for experimental traumatic brain injury
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
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.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.
Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Imaging and manipulating cells and circuits to understand population coding across the cortical hierarchy
Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
Autonomic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and body fluid homeostasis
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Functions of the neural circuits that underpin motor performance and skill learning. Neural circuit dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.

Cell and Molecular

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Synaptic integration and plasticity in hippocampal area CA3.
Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
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
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Biophysics, pharmacology, structure, and regulation of glutamate receptors.
Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts.
Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Fundamental and clinical research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
Neuron migration and maturation in the limbic system in mice and humans.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.

Development/Plasticity/Repair

Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity.
Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
Neuroimaging and cognitive studies of age and health.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
Plasticity of inhibitory circuits during development and pathology.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, and repair (in vivo 2P imaging and Brain-computer interfaces)
Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
Mouse models of developmental disorders.
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity
Neuron migration and maturation in the limbic system in mice and humans.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Restoration of voluntary movement after neurological injury.
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury

Neurobiology of Disease

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Mitochondria in neurodegeneration
Pathogenesis of Parkinson's diseases and progressive supranuclear palsy; development of novel neuroprotective strategies based on the underlying molecular pathophysiology.
Effects of everyday life stresses on behavior and health
Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease.
Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Glucocorticoid Regulation of Neurodevelopment.
Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity
The molecular pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.
Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
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
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Peripheral mechanisms of pain.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Neuronal cell death in ischemia and trauma.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Development, Disease and Regeneration of the Eye
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke
Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.
AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the chemical nature of the tripartite synapse
Fundamental and clinical research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Ion transporters in neurological diseases.
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate
Cellular and molecular pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Functions of the neural circuits that underpin motor performance and skill learning. Neural circuit dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
Molecular, cellular and system mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing
The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Neural Circuit Development and Dysfunction in Disease
Restoration of voluntary movement after neurological injury.
Gene and stem cell therapy in brain ischemia/membrane protein structure by NMR.
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury